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.

  • Following a spike in cases in Roscommon Town, a  ‘pop-up’ COVID-19 test centre opens in the county town this morning, for 2 days.

    Free tests are offered without appointment from 11:00am to 05:00pm at the Roscommon Arts Centre on Circular Road in Roscommon today and tomorrow.


    Dr. Breda Smyth, Director of Public Health Medicine HSE West says there's been an increase in COVID cases in the Roscommon town area in recent weeks, while the emergence and increased transmissibility of the delta variant among cases nationally is of great concern.

    She's urging anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 through social networks and who do NOT have symptoms to avail of a free COVID test at the pop-up centre.


    Anyone presenting for a walk-in test must bring photo ID and provide a mobile phone number to get their test results.


    It's also possible for people to make their own appointment for testing at the fulltime Covid-19 test centre in Castlerea, by logging onto the HSE self-referral portal.


  • The HSE has opened a walk-in Covid-19 testing centre in Ballyhaunis this morning.

    No appointment is needed to attend for a test at the Friary on Abbey Street.

    Testing will be carried out between 11am and 7pm today and tomorrow, for people over the age of 16 who do NOT have symptoms of the virus, but would like to be tested.

    Those attending have to bring photo ID and provide a mobile phone number.

    Catríona Coen is the clinical lead of the Covid-19 test centre in Castlerea, and the new walk-in centre in Ballyhaunis.

    She told Midwest News that the walk-in centre at the Friary has been set up following local outbreaks of 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.....


  • As concerns increase about the spread of the Delta variant of coronavirus, a walk-in test centre will open in Ballyhaunis tomorrow and Friday.

    No appointment is needed, and anyone who does not have symptoms of the virus but would like to be tested can present themselves at the Friary between 11am and 7pm over the next two days.

    The HSe says this is part of a planned rollout of walk-in test centres across the region in recent weeks.

    Breda Crehan Roche, Chief Officer Community Healthcare West, told Midwest News that there are possible cases of the Delta virus currently circulating across the western counties....