The HSE will open its first walk-in Covid-19 test centre for asymptomatic people in Letterkenny today.
The service opens at 9.30am at the St Conal’s campus (Eircode: F92 TD92). It will remain open from 9.30am to 6pm daily.
It is the first centre of its kind to open in Donegal.
The facility offers free-COVID-19 tests without having to make an appointment in advance.
You can use this 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 1 test per person
You must bring a photo ID with you and provide us with a mobile phone number so we can contact you 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.
Niamh O Beirne, HSE National Lead Test and Trace said: “This programme of targeted testing of asymptomatic people across many communities has meant that those who have tested positive for COVID-19 can take the necessary actions to protect those around them.”
This service will operate alongside the drive-in testing service for those who are symptomatic or close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 and who are referred for a COVID-19 test by their GP.
These test centres are said to be an important part of the HSE’s efforts for advanced COVID-19 testing as they allow further identification and understanding of any variants of concern within communities.
Donegal recorded Ireland’s highest Covid-19 incidence rate again yesterday. With 400 new cases in the county in the past fortnight, the incidence rate is now 251.3 per 100,000 – two times the national average of 117.4 per 100,000.