A second walk-in Covid test centre is to open in the Shannonside region this Easter weekend.
It's being reported that a walk-in centre will open for people at the Athlone Regional Sports Centre from Good Friday.
Mayor of Athlone Aengus o Rourke has revealed that the centre will open on Friday on a 5 day week basis - from 11am to 7pm - and will hope to conduct up to 400 Covid tests per day.
A similar walk-in test centre is also due to open in Ballinasloe this weekend with the criteria for the free walk-in COVID-19 testing service including people aged 16 or over; you don't have symptoms, and live within 5k of the centre
Each person presenting will be requested to provide appropriate I.D.