A number of walk-in Covid-19 test centres will open at locations around the country in the coming days.
The HSE says the centres are part of an ongoing effort to actively identify cases of the virus.
These new temporary testing centres will replace the five pop up ones that launched last week in Dublin and Offaly. They closed this evening.
Non-appointment, asymptomatic walk-in centres in areas will open in areas where the number of positive cases is particularly high at present.
They are open to anyone over the age of 16, with no symptoms, who lives within 5km of a test centre and would like to be swabbed for the virus. Only those who have not tested positive for Covid-19 in the last six months should present.
Those with symptoms should not present at the pop up centres. Instead, they are advised to contact their GP.
The testing centres will be open from 11am to 7pm.
Tomorrow they will start operating at locations in Dublin and Meath. Test centres will be operational in counties Kildare, Galway and Dublin from Friday morning.
Walk-in testing units will be open at the following locations:
Opening 1 April:
City of Dublin Education and Training Board, Coláiste Eoin, Cappagh Road, Dublin 11, D11 AY65 (for seven days)
Quay Street Car Park, Quay Street, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, K32KD57 (for seven days)
Navan O'Mahonys GAA Club, Paddy O'Brien Park, Brews Hill, Dillonsland, Navan, Co Meath, C15 V383 (for five days)
Opening 2 April:
Naas Racecourse, Tipper Road, Tipper West, Naas, Co Kildare, W91 ED00 (for five days)
Crumlin GAA, Club House, Lorcan O’ Toole Park, Park Crescent, Crumlin, D12 NX33 (for seven days)
Athlone Regional Sports Centre, Brawny Road, Curragh, Athlone, Co Westmeath N37 W3W0 (for five days)
Town Hall/Library Car Park, Ballinasloe, H53 F2K3 (for three days)