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New Covid testing facility opening at Ireland West Knock Airport

Dec 4, 2020 16:12 By Shannonside News
New Covid testing facility opening at Ireland West Knock Airport New Covid testing facility opening at Ireland West Knock Airport
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A new Covid-19 testing facility will be opened at Ireland West (Knock) Airport next Tuesday. The facility will be a walk-through facility in

A new Covid-19 testing facility will be opened at Ireland West (Knock) Airport next Tuesday.

The facility will be a walk-through facility in the Arrivals area of the Main Terminal building.

RocDoc currently operated the drive-thru testing facilities at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports.

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As part of the services RocDoc will be offering pre-departure tests for passengers flying out of the airport in accordance with the EU's traffic light system.

Results from RocDoc's tests using the LAMP method are available within just a few hours.

David Rock, Chief Executive of RocDoc, commented ''We are very pleased to announce that we will be operating a testing facility at Ireland West Airport.

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While our focus will be to provide testing for passengers flying in and out of the airport, our facility will also be open to members of the public who wish to have a test or local businesses who want to keep their staff safe.

Since opening the country's first drive-thru testing centre in Ashbourne in August, and at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports since then, we have been inundated by enquiries from all over Ireland.''

Commenting on the launch of the new testing service, Managing Director of Ireland West Airport, Joe Gilmore, said: ''We are pleased to welcome this new testing facility here at Ireland West Airport. Restoring confidence in travel for our customers both home and abroad is vitally important for the regional economy and this is a positive first step in this regard.

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Providing a convenient testing facility at the airport, particularly for those departing and arriving over the Christmas period will provide further reassurance for those visiting loved ones and we wish the RocDoc team well with this new facility.''

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