The number of people arriving at the five Southeast Covid-19 testing centers has increased by around a third in recent days.
Accordingly, the HSE apologized for any inconvenience caused to those who had to wait at the centers located in Carlow, Clonmel, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford.
To reduce queues for – and help speed up the process at – testing centers, HSE / South East Community Healthcare is asking people to book appointments online.
Online self-referrals (and those from general practitioners) remain open for the centers in Carlow (St Dympna Hospital), Clonmel (Moyle Rovers GAA Center), Kilkenny (Hebron Industrial Estate), Waterford (Kilcohan) and Wexford (Whitemills Industrial) Park) on all seven days of the week. However, walk-in (walk-in) presentations have been temporarily suspended in these five establishments.
The capacity has been expanded by the HSE nationwide to meet a demand for 20,000 tests per day. The HSE expects that anyone who needs or wishes to get tested will get a test on the same day (depending on what time they book). Members of the public are encouraged to make an appointment by self-referral, using the web portal to do so at https://covid19test.healthservice.ie/hse-self-referral/
If you have symptoms that indicate you might have Covid-19 (such as cough, fever, headache, sore throat, and a stuffy or runny nose), self-isolate and get tested. at once. For more information see https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/testing/get-tested/
The HSE is very grateful to its exceptional testing staff in Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford counties. Their hard work over the past year and a half of the pandemic has ensured that to date, some 349,720 tests for Covid-19 have been administered in pop-up facilities and the five permanent centers to do so in the South East.
The HSE also appreciates the excellent cooperation from the audience, during the presentation in the ongoing test centers