The microbiologist Herman Goossens is Head of Belgium’s coronavirus testing taskforce. Professor Goossens says that while the self-tests ae a useful tool to enable the detection of so-called “super spreaders” more quickly, their results are not 100% accurate.
Consequently, Professor Goossens advises against using self-testing to determine whether someone should be allowed access to an event such as a concert.
"This is too dangerous. At test events abroad care professionals are used to carry out the tests."
Professor Goossens added that using a negative result from a self-test as a prerequisite for a person being allowed to travel would also "not be a good idea”.