Covid-19 tests without the need for an appointment in advance for those free of symptoms will be held at centers in Cork and Offaly.
from Wednesday, for a week, from 9am to 5pm, static testing centers at St Loman Hospital Campus in Mullingar and Randal Óg GAA Club in Dunmanway will offer Covid testing -19 to asymptomatic people in these communities.
Asymptomatic testing opening dates and times
- St Loman Hospital Campus in Mullingar will be open from 14 to 20 April, from 9am to 5pm
- Randal Óg GAA Club in Dunmanway will be open April 14-20, 9am to 5pm (closed Sunday 18th April)
The necessary walk-in / no-appointment testing will operate in conjunction with existing testing at these centers where GPs refer those with symptoms, and close contacts of a confirmed case of Covid-19, for their Covid-19 test.
National HSE Test and Tracking Leader Niamh O Beirne said, “We have the capacity to perform 25,000 PCR tests a day nationally.”
“These unnecessary appointment testing centers offer those without symptoms of Covid-19 an opportunity to be tested. These centers have allowed us to raise awareness and make the Covid-19 test more readily available to the public.
“By the end of last week we had identified more than 600 positive cases of Covid-19 through these centers and identified a new outbreak. This allowed those positive cases to take the necessary actions to protect those of Covid-19. around them.
“The testing service for those with symptoms and those who are close contacts of confirmed cases of Covid-19, which are arranged through GPs will continue to operate as usual at these two sites. . “
People are advised to use this free, Covid-19 walk-in testing service if they are
- They are 16 years and older
- You have no symptoms of Covid-19 but would like to be tested
- I have not tested positive for Covid-19 in the last six months
- Remember, it is one test per person.
Photo identification must be brought and provided along with a mobile phone number. Social distance measures will apply as soon as people attend the testing.
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