Covid-19 testing to end in Ballyshannon today

Covid-19 testing will cease at the Community Testing Centre situated at the Lakeside Camping and Caravan Centre, Ballyshannon, from today.


Anybody requiring testing will be seen at the Community Testing Centres in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny, or in Finisklin, Sligo.


The HSE have told OceanFM news that both centres have capacity to deal with the small number of referrals for testing who have attended the Ballyshannon Testing Centre and have capacity to deal with any increases in the demand for testing if required.


The HSE have confirmed that waiting times from referral to testing will not be affected with same day or next day testing being provided to the majority of people referred.


A Spokesperson for the HSE has confirmed that the decision to close the Ballyshannon Community Testing Centre has been taken due to the reduced demand for testing.


Ten tests were provided at the Ballyshannon Testing Centre in the first four days of June.