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Builders: There is chaos in the testing system, we have to help ourselves

Updates: 04.03.2021 16:32
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Prague – Mandatory coronavirus testing is chaotic, government regulations are confusing and often incomprehensible. The state has transferred the responsibility for testing to entrepreneurs and companies. That he also threatens sanctions for this is outrageous. This follows from the answers of representatives of construction companies with 50 to 249 employees, which ČTK addressed today. For security and logistical reasons, they chose the form of self-testing.

On Monday, the government approved mandatory testing in companies. Businesses with 50 to 249 people will start testing on Friday, and all employees will need to have the tests ready by March 15.

“We have always taken care of our employees without the help of the state. The current chaos in the system of measures, its frequent changes and the related bureaucracy do not make it easier for us. But we are used to it. It’s all like a bad joke. A state that couldn’t to organize comprehensive testing for the whole year, it has now passed on to entrepreneurs and companies, which have to manage it in a week. And it also threatens them with sanctions. This is outrageous, “said Jan Hasík, the director of HSF System.

Given that most employees work on contracts outside the company’s headquarters, HSF System will use the method of self-testing. He added that the company has provided the necessary test kits and will test from next week to comply with government regulations. It has created a directive that clearly sets out the procedures and frequency of testing.

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“Because government regulations are very confusing, chaotic, and often incomprehensible, we have to take care of ourselves. We are currently before entering into an agreement with a private testing company. I think we will be able to test our employees on time. The coordination of employees on the day of testing is complicated and limiting, “added Josef Kubík, Daich’s managing director.

According to him, it would be a restrictive and at the same time costly stop of production on the day of vaccination, the associated administration, finances and the like. “Personally, my colleague and I took responsibility not only for the management and operation of the company in the construction industry, but also as the coordinator of safety and logistics in connection with government measures,” Kubík added.

Tomáš Kočí, a member of the board of directors of Kočí, stated that after initial confusing information about the dates of the start of testing, the company was looking for a supplier and finally, thanks to the Chamber of Commerce, managed to arrange saliva tests. “However, only from March 15, because it has been sold out everywhere since Wednesday. We are currently looking for a supplier for the first week of testing. For logistical and security reasons, we chose self-sampling. Because we have buildings in Písek and Prague and collect at one o’clock “It is not very beneficial for us to send all employees to the company’s management or to send them to the hospital,” added Kočí.

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