VW provides employees with two quick tests per week

"I want us to decide that on Tuesday in the federal government": Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil and Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz (both SPD) want companies to have a corona test obligation this week bring on the way.

According to SPIEGEL information, the Volkswagen group has already decided to "provide all employees with two quick tests per week." VW Chief Human Resources Officer Gunnar Kilian said: “In the fight against the corona virus and its aggressive mutations, self-tests and quick tests can be a valuable and solidarity contribution by the German economy in order to achieve the lockdown as early as possible break up. Rapid tests must therefore be offered in all companies. "

According to information from "Bild am Sonntag", Heil's plans provide that all employees who are not in the home office have the right to a corona test per week. Anyone who has a lot of customer contact or who works with food should be entitled to two tests.

It is sufficient if the employer makes self-tests available to his employees. The SPD parliamentary group generally called for two weekly tests - regardless of the infection situation. The CDU and employers - with the exception of VW - have so far refused to test.