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Gargle with Us!

“Regular, fast tests are an essential and effective means to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In this way, we want to create a sort of protective shield for the population until a sufficient quantity of the necessary vaccines becomes available.”
Michael Ludwig, Mayor of Vienn

“These simple and reliable PCR tests offer a great opportunity to keep the restrictions for the economy to a minimum.”

Walter Ruck, President of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry

For more than one year, COVID-19 has been heavily impacting the way we live. Let´s now take determined action to combat the transmission of the virus with the new testing campaign “Alles gurgelt!”. By taking regular tests, you have the possibility to protect yourself and the people around you. alles gurgelt

PLUS – A negative test result allows you to use the services of a hair salon or, in the future, to visit other shops or services, as soon as they reopen.

The wide range of tests offered by the City of Vienna is thus complemented by the easy and convenient possibility of home tests.

Starting from now, all people who live or work in Vienna have the possibility of taking regular, free-of-charge PCR mouth rinse/gargle tests for COVID-19. If you hand in your sample before 9 a.m., you will receive the result within a period of 24 hours.

Please continue to observe the OIDA rules to fight COVID-19

  • Obstond hoitn – Maintain social distancing
  • Immer d’Händ’ woschn – Wash your hands frequently
  • Daham bleiben – Stay at home
  • A Maskn aufsetzn – Use a face mask

The project

Regular testing makes us safe.

Regular testing makes sure that persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 can be quarantined as early as possible. This helps us to protect ourselves as well as the people around us.

You can pick up test kits at any BIPA outlet in Vienna by showing a barcode. Make sure to perform regular tests! You can either gargle or rinse your mouth with the saline solution.

Then hand in your PCR gargle test sample easily on a daily basis at any REWE outlet in Vienna (BILLA, BILLA PLUS, BIPA and PENNY as well as at the petrol station shops of BP MERKUR inside, JET BILLA STOP&SHOP, SHELL BILLA Unterwegs). If you hand in your sample before 9 a.m., you will receive the result via email within a period of 24 hours.

A negative test result allows you to use the services of a hair salon or, in the future, to visit other shops or services, as soon as they reopen.

Benefits for you

  • Free-of-charge PCR tests and safety due to regular testing.
  • The tests can be performed at home.
  • The test kits can be picked up at any BIPA outlet in Vienna.
  • The test kits can be handed in easily on a daily basis at any REWE outlet in Vienna (BILLA, BILLA PLUS, BIPA and PENNY as well as at the petrol station shops of BP MERKUR inside, JET BILLA STOP&SHOP, SHELL BILLA Unterwegs).
  • Hand in your sample before 9 a.m. to receive a result within a 24-hour period.
  • The result is valid for a period of 48 hours after performing your gargle/mouth rinse test.
  • The lab report is issued in multiple languages to facilitate e.g. border crossing.

How to obtain your test result

In a nutshell – brief overview

  1. Register and get your barcode
  2. Pick up your free-of-charge test kit (maximum 4 test kits in one go) at any BIPA outlet in Vienna.
  3. Log in to lead-horizon.org/public by entering your sample number. Follow the instructions and perform the test by gargling or rinsing your mouth.
  4. Test regularly – you can either gargle or rinse your mouth with the saline solution.
  5. Follow the instructions of the WebApp and perform the test. Hand in your PCR gargle/mouth rinse test at any REWE outlet in Vienna (BILLA, BILLA PLUS, BIPA and PENNY as well as at the petrol station shops of BP-MERKUR Inside, JET BILLA STOP & SHOP and SHELL-BILLA Unterwegs).
  6. You will receive your result via email within a period of 24 hours if you hand in your sample before 9 a.m. The samples are picked up at the REWE outlets twice a day (between 9 a.m. and noon as well as between 2 and 5 p.m.).

Fast and reliable

Register and get your barcode. This barcode allows you to pick up a maximum of 8 test kits per week at any BIPA outlet in Vienna.

Simple and safe

Follow the instructions that come with the test kit. Log in via the WebApp lead-horizon.org/public by entering your sample number. As soon as you have registered, your will receive a personalised barcode. With this barcode, you can pick up test kits again and again in the future. Follow the instructions of the WebApp and perform the test. Hand in your PCR gargle/mouth rinse test at any REWE outlet in Vienna (BILLA, BILLA PLUS, BIPA and PENNY as well as at the petrol station shops of BP MERKUR inside, JET BILLA STOP&SHOP, SHELL BILLA Unterwegs). You will receive your result via email within a period of 24 hours if you hand in your sample before 9 a.m. Find the nearest outlet to hand in your sample on this city map.

In a nutshell – brief overview

  1. Register and get your barcode
  2. Pick up your free-of-charge test kit (maximum 8 test kits in one go) at any BIPA outlet in Vienna.
  3. Log in to lead-horizon.org/public by entering your sample number. Follow the instructions and perform the test by gargling or rinsing your mouth.
  4. Test regularly – you can either gargle or rinse your mouth with the saline solution.
  5. Follow the instructions of the WebApp and perform the test. Hand in your PCR gargle/mouth rinse test at any REWE outlet in Vienna (BILLA, BILLA PLUS, BIPA and PENNY as well as at the petrol station shops of BP MERKUR inside, JET BILLA STOP&SHOP, SHELL BILLA Unterwegs).
  6. You will receive your result via email within a period of 24 hours if you hand in your sample before 9 a.m. The samples are picked up at the REWE outlets twice a day (between 9 a.m. and noon as well as between 2 and 5 p.m.).

How to view your test result

Get your result within a period of 24 hours

Follow the instructions of the WebApp and perform the test. Hand in your PCR gargle/mouth rinse test at any REWE outlet in Vienna (BILLA, BILLA PLUS, BIPA and PENNY as well as at the petrol station shops of BP MERKUR inside, JET BILLA STOP&SHOP, SHELL BILLA Unterwegs). If you hand in your sample before 9 a.m., you will receive the result via email within a period of 24 hours.

You can retrieve your test result at any time

You can retrieve your test result at any time via the WebApp by going to lead-horizon.org/public and logging in to your personal customer account. If your medical lab report is negative, this will allow you e.g. to use the services of a hair salon or, in the future, to visit other shops or services, as soon as they reopen; moreover, a negative medical lab report also serves as a certificate to enable you to cross national borders (however, this is only possible if you have agreed to do a video recording of you while performing the test).