Coronavirus: clarification of the mandatory CovidCheck scheme for businesses and the validity of rapid tests carried out under the supervision of the Luxembourg army

21 Jan 2022


In a press release dated 18 January 2022, the Luxembourg government provided further details on overseeing the 3G scheme in the workplace.

As a reminder, any employee, public servant or self-employed individual who does not fulfil the obligation to present one of the certificates provided for by the Law[1] at their workplace is not allowed to access their workplace.

For organisational and practical reasons, an employee must present a valid 3G certificate only when they arrive at the workplace. The employer therefore only needs to check the employee once during the working day.

Furthermore, Luxembourg’s Industrial Federation (FEDIL) has determined that negative results obtained from rapid tests carried out under the supervision of the Luxembourg army are valid, even if the resulting certificate does not contain a QR code. The employees in question will be able to enter their place of work.

[1] The modified Law of 17 July 2020 introducing a series of measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and modifying: 1. the modified law of 25 November 1975 on issuing medication to members of the public; 2. the modified law of 11 April 1983 on the regulations regarding the release and advertising of drugs, the consolidated version of which is applicable as of 15 January 2022.