walk-in test centre

  • A new Covid-19 test centre has opened temporarily in Tuam.

    The walk-in centre is operating at the Irish Wheelchair Association centre at the Glebe, Dublin Road, Tuam and opened this morning at 11am.

    People who do not have symptoms of the virus but wish to be tested can do so between now and Wednesday evening, without an appointment.

    Those using the service must be over 16, and bring photo ID with them.

    People who have symptoms of Covid-19 should not attend - they should contact their GP for referral for a test.


    A similar walk-in Covid test centre will open from tomorrow at the Fire Station in Castlerea.

    Testing will take place from 10am to 5.30pm for 7 days from tomorrow.

    The temporary test centres are being set up to identify asymptomatic cases that could spread the virus.

  • A walk-in test centre for Covid-19 will open in Ballina tomorrow morning, and will be available on Thursday and Friday.

    No appointment is necessary for people to attend the testing facility at the Stephenites Ground on Lord Edward Street, which will be open from 11am to 5pm both days.

    One in five people who have Covid-19 do not display symptoms, and these walk-in test centres make it easier for people who don't have symptoms of the virus to get tested and ensure they're not spreading the virus.

    Breda Crehan-Roche of the HSE's Community Healthcare West told Midwest News that they're opening the walk-in centre again in Ballina due to a number of outbreaks of the virus in the area, and ongoing community transmission.....