COVID-19 testing centre opening at Knock Airport

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A new walk through COVID-19 testing facility will be opening at Ireland West Airport at Knock on next week.

The COVID-19 test facility will be located in the Arrivals area of the main terminal of the airport, with results available to people getting a flight, or other members of the public, on the same day.

The testing facility is being opened by the Irish healthcare company RocDoc, and is expected to be fully operation on Tuesday, December 9.

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

David Rock, Chief Executive of RocDoc, 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.

The tests will be using PCR and LAMP technology, with prices starting from €129. The LAMP test results are available within a few hours. These CE marked tests are approved by the Health Products Regulatory Authority the company says.

Managing Director of Ireland West Airport Joe Gilmore said that they are very pleased to welcome the opening of this new test centre at the 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.’’