Two new walk-in Covid-19 testing centres have opened this week in Ballymun and Blanchardstown, writes Kim O’Leary.
These walk-in centres are temporary and are for people who do not have symptoms.
The HSE’s aim in the opening of these centres is to enhance Covid-19 testing for local communities and allow further identification and understanding of any variants of concern within communities.
Of the 50,000 people who have been tested for coronavirus in these centres 3.4pc were positive according to latest figures published by the HSE.
The new Dublin walk-in centres will include the Ballymun Sports and Fitness Centre, Gateway Crescent, Dublin which is open from May 4th-7th from 10am-6pm, and the TU Dublin, Croí (Block C), Blanchardstown Campus, Blanchardstown Road North, Dublin which is open from May 1st-7th from 10am-6pm.
HSE lead for testing and tracing Niamh O’Beirne said: “We are seeing significant numbers of people availing of our walk-in Covid-19 testing service and it continues to be an important part of the HSE’s Public Health response to Covid-19.
“Availing of Covid-19 testing, even when you don’t have symptoms helps us stop the further spread of Covid-19 and protects our communities,” she added.
For more information and to view the full list of walk-in centres currently operation in Dublin visit www.hse.ie