Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Two temporary Covid-19 walk-in test centres open in Mayo this week.

A walk-in centre opened at MacHale Park in Castlebar this morning. It will operate in tandem with the existing referral centre, for seven days, after which time its use will be reviewed.

The facility will be open from 10am to 5pm daily and from 9am to 12 noon.

A second pop up centre will open in Ballina from tomorrow (Wednesday) until Friday in an effort to tackle a large outbreak in the area.

It will be located at the Ballina Stephenites GAA Ground and opens from 11am until 5pm.

You should use the free, walk-in Covid-19 testing service if you:

  • are aged 16 years and over

  • do not have symptoms of COVID-19 but would like to be tested

  • have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last six months

  • Remember, it’s one test per person

You must bring a photo ID with you and provide a mobile phone number so you can be contacted with your test results.

Social distancing measures will apply as people arrive for testing. If the waiting times are too long for you, you are welcome to come back on another day or time.

These test centres are a part of the HSE’s efforts to facilitate enhanced Covid-19 testing for local communities and means that those without symptoms of the virus have convenient access to Covid-19 testing. They also allow further identification and understanding of any variants of concern within communities. The HSE continues to monitor the need for asymptomatic walk-in testing centres and HSE Public Health teams across the country continue to advise on the most appropriate locations at any given time.

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