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Walk-in COVID-19 test centre will open in Kerry tomorrow

Apr 20, 2021 08:04 By radiokerrynews
Walk-in COVID-19 test centre will open in Kerry tomorrow Walk-in COVID-19 test centre will open in Kerry tomorrow
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A COVID-19 test centre for those without symptoms will open in Kerry tomorrow (Wednesday).

The HSE has confirmed that, from Wednesday, the existing test centre in Ballymullen Barracks in Tralee will offer tests to asymptomatic people in the area.

People are not required to make a booking in advance, however, they must bring photo ID.

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Walk-in test centres of this kind have opened in a number of locations around the country in recent weeks.

As of Monday, over 35,000 people have availed of COVID-19 testing in these walk-in centres, with nearly 1,000 testing positive.

These no appointment necessary testing centres, which offer those with no symptoms of COVID-19 an opportunity to be tested, will operate alongside the existing testing at the existing centre in Ballymullen.

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The centre will begin testing tomorrow, April 21st, and run for seven days.

The operating hours are 9:30am to midday and 2pm to 5pm Monday to Saturday, while a shortened three-hour window from 2pm on Sunday will be available.

The HSE says if waiting times are too long, people are welcome to return at another time.

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People can use the testing centre if: they’re over 16-years-old, do not have symptoms, and have not tested positive in the past six months.

The testing service for those with symptoms and those who are close contacts of confirmed cases, which are arranged via GPs, will also continue to operate as usual at the Tralee test centre.

 

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