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Saturday, 24th July 2021

Drogheda COVID-19 test centre opening extended due to rise in cases

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Due to a rapid rise in the number of cases in the younger population, predominantly in densely populated areas, the HSE are to keep the free COVID-19 testing site at Marley's Lane car park, Rathmullan, Drogheda, (A92 T274) for a further day.

This rise in cases includes a number of small clusters of cases with indoor and outdoor social gatherings, house parties and family celebrations being the main contributor. The test centre will be open on Sunday, July 25th  . 

People will have the option to book an appointment online for a free COVID-19 test on the HSE online self-referral portal: https://covid19test.healthservice.ie/hse-self-referral/, or attend the pop-up test centre in Drogheda without an appointment and wait for a COVID-19 test. 

The addition of the online booking facility for the pop-up COVID-19 test centre in Drogheda will help make testing more available. It helps manage the numbers of people attending for a test at any time and minimises the length of time people may have to wait for their test. 

Opening hours are:

Saturday, July 24th         9am - 6pm (walk-in and online self-referral)

Sunday, July 25th           9am - 6pm (walk-in and online self-referral) 

The temporary pop-up COVID-19 test centre is an operation led by HSE Public Health Department North East, Midlands Louth Meath Community Healthcare Organisation and the National Ambulance Service to identify cases of COVID-19 and reduce further transmission in the community. 

The free ‘walk-in and online self-referral’ COVID-19 test centre in Drogheda is open to members of the public of any age. The centre is being set up 

Members of the public will need to bring a photo ID and provide a mobile phone number in order to provide test results.

Up to date information on the location and opening days and times of COVID-19 walk-in test centres is available at COVID-19 walk-in test centres: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/testing/covid-19-walk-in-test-centres.html

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