112 Present For Testing At Pop Up Centre In Westmeath Today

It'll be in operation again this Friday.

112 people have attended the pop up covid test centre operating in Athlone today. 

It was set up on the former St Aloysuis College site, Deerpark Road to pinpoint and combat an outbreak of the delta variant in the local area. 

It'll be in operation again from 10am to 4pm this Friday. 

A statement from the HSE reminds the public that:

In order to minimise the impact of the fourth wave of COVID, please do the following;

  • If you have symptoms, even minor upper respiratory symptoms, please get tested.
  • Do not go to work if you have symptoms, isolate yourself and arrange to get tested.
  • When out socialising, at work or playing sport, keep your distance from others and if that is not possible, please wear a face covering.
  • Take up the offer of vaccination as soon as you are invited to attend

Those who are particularly vulnerable need to continue to protect themselves again Covid 19 until they have been fully vaccinated.  

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