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Big Uptake In Walk-In Covid Testing Facilities Among Under-45s

A new walk-in centre is opening at St. Loman's Hospital Campus in Mullingar this morning.

There's been a significant uptake in walk-in covid testing facilities by those under 45. 

A new centre at St. Loman's Hospital Campus in Mullingar will open at 9 o'clock this morning, accomodating those with and without appointments.

The HSE is reminding people within 5km who wish to avail of the service that they must be symptom-free and not have tested positive in the last six months. 

The HSE's Head of Testing for Midlands, Louth and Meath,  Dr. Niamh Clarke says removing barriers to testing has been key:

The overall Head of the HSE's Test and Trace programme, Niamh O'Beirne, says they're the first centres to be set-up for walk-ins and people with a GP referral:

 

TESTING: It follows on from similar centres recently set up in Tullamore, Birr and Athlone.

Posted by Midlands 103 on Tuesday, 13 April 2021

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