Published on December 4th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer0
New COVID Test Centre to Open at Ireland West Airport
RocDoc has announced that it is opening a walk-through Covid-19 testing centre at Ireland West Airport. The facility will be located in the Arrivals area of the Main Terminal. The testing centre located at Ireland West Airport will be fully operational on Tuesday 8th December and will provide a private testing service to the public, with test results available on the same day. Ireland West Airport is currently closed to commercial traffic as there is no scheduled flights operating to the airport since 14th November. RocDoc is also operating the COVID test centre’s at Cork Airport, Shannon Airport and Dublin Airports that have opened in the past month.
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. RocDoc offers Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) approved CE marked tests using PCR and LAMP technology. Prices for this service start at €129 per test. Results from RocDoc’s tests using the LAMP method are available within just a few hours. They also provide tests using the PCR method with results available within 24-48 hours. Patients must prebook their tests on CovidCheck.ie.
Speaking as the new test centre was announced, CEO of RocDoc, David Rock said, “We are very pleased to announce that we will be operating a testing facility at Ireland West Airport. 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. RocDoc also offers a mobile category two laboratory and testing facility which can meet the needs of large organisations that require same day results. This means we can offer businesses on-site, express testing of staff which helps them keep their businesses open.”
Also 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. 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.”