HSE provide updates on local testing centres


The HSE has confirmed that a free “Pop up, walk-in/no appointment necessary” COVID-19 test centre located at Buncrana in Co Donegal Donegal will operate until August 1st.



The pop up test centre will operate behind Cockhill Health Centre from 11am to 7pm daily and those under 16 years of age must be accompanied.




The HSE’s Cleary Test Centre on the  Ballybofey Rd. Drumlonagher, Donegal  continues to operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9,30am to 5pm and on Wednesday from 9.30am to 4pm.

However walk-in’s will only be facilitated between the hours of 11am and 3pm.


Referral appointments will take place throughout the day.


The centre is closed at weekends. You can book online.


Almost one in every 50 people in one area of Donegal tested positive for Covid-19 in the space of two weeks.


On Monday, Carndonagh local electoral area had a 14-day incidence rate of 1,975 per 100,000 people.


That’s the highest in Ireland, and eight times the national average.


The second worst is Buncrana, also in Donegal, with a rate of 1,238.


The HSE says it expects Covid-19 cases to reach 2,000 a day in the next week to 10 days.


1,189 were confirmed yesterday – and Philip Nolan, from NPHET, says the current situation is ‘dangerous’ and ‘very concerning’.


He says cases are growing at 6 per cent a day – and they’ll double every 12 days if this continues.


The HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer, Colm Henry, says he’s preparing for 2,000 cases a day by the end of this month.