The HSE has revealed that Navan will have a new walk in Covid test centre from tomorrow April 1st
It has been reported by NPHET that Navan has one of the highest 14-day incidence rates in the State. People with no symptoms from Navan are encouraged to get tested for Covid-19. It is hoped that the initiative will assist in hunting down the virus
The walk-in testing clinic, which will be located at Navan O’Mahonys GAA Club, on Brews Hill, is temporary. It will start testing people on April 1st until April 8th, and will be opened from 11am to 7pm each day. Tests will be provided for free.
Dr Augustine Pereria (Director of Public Health North East) stated that “increased community testing is vital to help identify those who are infected and infectious, but unaware that they might be spreading the virus. We want to make testing as accessible as possible and I would urge local people to get a free test and help us take control of this situation”.
The criteria to get tested:
– You must be ages 16 years and over
– Do not have symptoms of covid19 but would like to be tested
– May not have your own GP live within 5k of the walk-in testing centre
You must provide valid ID e.g., Valid passport, current driving licence, a Public Service Card, a National Age Card (issued by An Garda Síochána), valid Student ID, free travel pass, a bank card etc.
It is advised not to attend the walk-in clinic if members of the public are showing symptoms of covid such as a high temperature, a new cough, shortness of breath or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste. HSE advice remains the same, if you have symptoms you are advised to self-isolate.