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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 Vienna

“In addition to the wide range of testing offers by the City of Vienna, you can also test easily from the comfort of your own home, up to five times per month.

Residents of Vienna as well as people who work in and/or travel to Vienna can do free-of-charge PCR gargle tests to determine whether they are infected with the Coronavirus. If you drop off your test before 9:00 am, you will get your result within 24 hours.”

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.

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.

With your barcode, you can pick up a maximum of five test sets per month free of charge in all BIPA shops in Vienna. Get tested regularly! 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), from several ÖBB train stations – Wien Hauptbahnhof/Vienna Central Station, Wien Meidling as well as at the petrol station shops of BP , JET, SHELL, ENI & OMV. If you hand in your sample before 9 a.m., you will receive the result via email within a period of 24 hours.

Despite the new testing strategy of the City of Vienna, you can continue to get tested with Alles Gurgelt! If you register, you will receive a new barcode every month, and with it you can pick up your 5 test sets per month at every BIPA shop in Vienna. If you still have test sets at home, you can keep using those, but you can only drop off five per month.

The test certificate serves as an entry test according to the 3G, 2.5G and as part of the 2G Plus rules. This allows you, depending on the most recent decree, to go to restaurants, gyms, and to attend cultural events.

Benefits for you

  • Up to 5 Free-of-charge PCR tests monthly 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), from several ÖBB train stations – Wien Hauptbahnhof/Vienna Central Station, Wien Meidling, as well as at the petrol station shops of BP , JET , SHELL, ENI & OMV.
  • 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 5 test kits per month) 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, JET ,SHELL,, ENI & OMV.
  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

If you register, you will receive a new barcode every month, and with it you can pick up your 5 test sets per month at every BIPA shop in Vienna.

Simple and safe

Register at lead-horizon.org/public by entering your sample number. After registering, you will receive a personalised barcode that lets you pick up five test sets per month. Follow the instruction 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 at any petrol station shops of BP, JET, SHELL, ENI, and OMV, or at ÖBB locations at Vienna main station, Vienna Meidling, and Vienna Westbahnhof. Hand in your sample before 9:00 am to receive a result within a 24-hour period via e-mail.  Find the nearest outlet to hand in your sample on any city map.

In a nutshell – brief overview

  1. Register and get your barcode
  2. Pick up a free test set (up to 5 per month) at any BIPA shop in Vienna.
  3. Log-in at lead-horizon.org/public by entering your sample number. Follow the instructions and perform the test.
  4. Test regularly – you can either gargle or rinse your mouth with the saline solution.
  5. Hand in your PCR gargle/mouth rinse test at any REWE outlet in Vienna (BILLA, BILLA PLUS, BIPA, and PENNY) as well at any petrol station shops of BP, JET, SHELL, ENI, and OMV, or at ÖBB locations at Vienna main station, Vienna Meidling, and Vienna Westbahnhof.
  6. Hand in your sample before 9:00 am to receive a result within a 24-hour period via e-mail. The samples are picked up twice a day, as of 9:00 am and after 2:00 pm

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, PENNY, BIPA), from several ÖBB train stations – Wien Hauptbahnhof/Vienna Central Station, Wien Meidling – as well as on Sundays and public holidays from daily open petrol stations in Vienna (BP, JET, SHELL, OMV and ENI). 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. Your negative medical lab report will allow you e.g. to use the services of a hair salon or, in the future, to visit other shops or services; 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).