A new walk in Covid testing centre will open at the Fire Station in Castlerea from Tuesday. 

This is a walk in Covid testing facility without the need for an appointment for anyone who feels they need a Covid test. 

These testing centres are being set up to try and ascertain the levels of people who have Covid-19 but are a symptomatic.

Testing will begin next Tuesday April 27th and will operate from 10am until 5.30pm for seven days. 

Roscommon based Sinn Fein Deputy Claire Kerrane says one in five people have no symptoms of Covid and can spread the virus without knowing.

That is why she feels it is so important that a facility like this is made available to communities.