Temporary walk-in Covid-19 Test Centres will be rolled out in Castlebar and at Galway Airport over the coming weeks.

That’s according to the Chief Officer at Community Healthcare West Breda Crehan-Roche, who been speaking following the opening of a temporary test centre in Castlerea this morning.

The walk-in centre at the Fire Station in the Castlerea is open from 10am to 5.30pm for the next 7 days to people who do not have symptoms of the virus but wish to be tested.

Another temporary walk-in centre is also operating in Tuam until tomorrow at the Irish Wheelchair Association centre at the Glebe from 11am until 7pm.

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 instead contact their GP for referral for a test.

Breda Crehan-Roche, the Chief Officer at Community Healthcare West told Midwest News that the aim of these temporary centres is to make it attractive and easy for the public to get a Covid-19 test.