Pop up “walk-in/no appointment necessary” COVID-19 test centre in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

As an additional facility, the HSE will be operating a free “Pop up, walk-in/no appointment necessary” COVID-19 test centre on the grounds of Dungarvan Community Hospital, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford on Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of June.

The pop up test centre will operate on the grounds of Dungarvan Community Hospital from 11am to 7pm on all three days and caters to all ages (under 16s accompanied).

The HSE is concerned at an increase in cases of COVID-19 recorded in Co. Waterford over the last week and is encouraging people in communities throughout West Waterford to avail of this temporary facility in Dungarvan. People can avail of testing if they have concerns about Covid19, whether or not they have symptoms at the moment.

The HSE reminds everyone at this time of “the basics” in protecting one’s self and others from the spread of COVID-19. In particular, if you have symptoms, even if they are mild, do not attend work or social gatherings and get tested for Covid19 – see https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/preventing-the-spread/

Tá an HSE ag lonnú ionad tástála sealadach do COVID-19 ar an láthair ag Ospidéal Pobail Dhún Garbháin, Co. Phort Láirge ar Déardaoin 24ú, Aoine 25ú agus Sathairn 26ú lá Meitheamh. Ní gá aon choinne a dhéanamh ach teacht ar an lá agus tá an seirbhís saor in aisce.

Beidh an t-ionad ag Ospidéal Pobail Dhún Garbháin oscailte ó 11rn go 7in ar an trí lá úd. Gheobhaidh gach aois-ghrúpa freastail (ach caithfear cuideachta ‘bheith leo iad siúd fé 16).

Is ábhar imní don HSE an t-árdú tagtha ar chásanna COVID-19 i gCo. Phort Láirge le seachtain agus táthar ag moladh dóibh siúd i bpobail in iarthar Phort Láirge úsáid a bhaint as an áis sealadach seo.

Meabhraíonn an HSE do gach duine ag an uair seo áird a thabhairt ar na gníomhachta bunúsacha maidir le bac a chur ar leathnú COVID-19 – féach https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/preventing-the-spread/

The HSE’s COVID-19 Testing Centre located in Kilcohan, Waterford continues to operate as normal and can also be attended on a walk in, no appointment necessary basis.

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NOTE:·       You can get a test if you have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 9 months – only get another test if you have symptoms of COVID-19

·       Do not bring a child to a walk-in centre if they are a close contact in a school setting. The contact tracing team will arrange the test and will contact you with the details.

·       You need to bring photo ID and provide a mobile phone number.

For further information, see also https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/testing/covid-19-walk-in-test-centres.html

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