How many people can Denmark currently test?
Denmark has the capacity to test about 20,000 people a day, half of them through the network of 16 tents run by Testcenter Danmark, and half through hospitals and their laboratories.
But so far the closest Denmark has got to this is 16,391 who were tested at May 11. The number has since fallen to around 6,000 a day, not due to a shortage of capacity, but due to a shortage of coronavirus cases.
This has prompted the authorities to allow people to order tests without a doctor's appointment.
Who is the coronaprover.dk website open to?
Eventually, it will be for all adults who have a NemID. On Monday, the website was only allowing the first 600,000 people in Denmark, those between the ages of 18 and 25, to book an appointment.
In its press release, Denmark's health ministry said that the booking system would be gradually opened to other age groups over the week.
If you don't have a NemID, you can book a test through ringing your local regional contact number. Here is a list of the numbers.
Can I get an antibody test to find out if I might be immune?
Sadly, not yet. Denmark's infectious diseases agency SSI is currently carrying out antibody tests on 2,600 randomly selected people to help it better understand the proportion of the population who have been infected. These people will also be tested at the Testcenter Danmark tents. But you can only receive one of these tests if you are one of those selected.
Where will I be tested?
People who get an appointment will be sent for a virus test at one of the 16 tent facilities set up around Danish cities by the Testcenter Danmark, which together can test about 10,000 people a day.
When you are given an appointment, you will be informed both of the precautions you need to take to avoid infecting others on the way to your test, and the precise location and time you are expected to be at the centre. If you suspect you have a coronavirus infection, you should avoid public transport.
If you have a NemID, log in to the Sundhed.dk website, or download the MinSundhed app to see your result.
If you do not have a NemID, you will need to contact your doctor.
Testcenter Danmark aims to produce a result within 24 hours.
What happens if I test positive to having Covid-19?
If you test positive, you will need to go into isolation for seven days after you test positive, even if you are free from symptoms. If you have symptoms, then you must self-isolate until you have been free of symptoms (apart from loss of taste and smell) for 48 hours.
You should avoid close physical contact with those you live with, although you are allowed to make exceptions to hug child.
What contact tracing should I do?
If you test positive you should inform all those you have been in close contact with. This includes anyone you have sat face-to-face, less than a metre apart, for more than 15 minutes. It also means those you live with, those you work with, and healthcare professionals who have treated you without protective garments.
If I do get an antibody test, and I test positive what does this mean?