Covid-19 test centre to be established in Carrick-on-Shannon

It’s understood that a premises in Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim is being readied for use as a Covid-19 testing centre from early next week.

No centre has so far been set up in the county for testing, and it’s understood the GAA had offered Pairc Sean McDiarmada, St Mary’s grounds, and the GAA centre of excellence at Annaghaduff as possible venues also.

It’s believed the centre being readied for use doesn’t belong to the GAA however.

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In Longford meanwhile, it’s understood that the testing centre currently operating at St Joseph’s care facility on the Dublin road in Longford is to be moved to the vacant Connolly Barracks site in the town.

The Connolly Barracks site has a larger capacity for car parking and can also afford better privacy for anyone attending.

It’s understood that both centres in Longford and Carrick-on-Shannon will come into operation in the early days of next week.