Walk-in Covid test centre to open in Ballyfermot

Walk-in Covid test centre to open in Ballyfermot

By Mary Dennehy

THE HSE is opening four additional walk-in test centres for people who do not have symptoms of Covid-19, with a centre opening in Ballyfermot this Saturday, April 10.

According to the HSE, it is continuing to open free asymptomatic walk-in centres in areas where the number of positive cases are particularly high.

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Walk-in testing of asymptomatic people will take place at the Ballyfermot Sports Complex 

Working with the National Ambulance Service, the HSE aims to carry out between 300 and 500 Covid-19 tests per day at each walk-in centre.

A no-appointment, walk-in test centre will open tomorrow in the Ballyfermot Sports Complex on Gurteen Road in Ballyfermot.

It will be open from 11am to 7pm daily for seven days.

Niamh O’Beirne, HSE National Lead for Test and Trace, said: “Targeted community testing using PCR tests is highly effective and has already identified over 600 positive COVID-19 cases, who would not have been identified without targeted asymptomatic testing”.

According to the HSE, the Covid-19 testing centre can be used by people over the age of 16 who live within 5km.

The centre is for people who do not have symptoms of Covid-19 but would like to be tested, and who have not tested positive for Covid-19 in the last six months.

Those who attend must bring photo ID and provide a mobile phone number for results.

The HSE has asked people with symptoms of Covid-19 to not attend the walk-in test centre, and contact their GP for a test.

Further information on the HSE’s website HERE

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