LOCAL FIRMS UNDERGO RAPID COVID TESTING

5 February 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan based firms’ Greenfield eggs, Maguire Transport, McElvaney Motors, Coyle Complete and Nest box in Castleblayney are among those who have deployed onsite rapid testing of staff for Covid-19. These tests enable management and employees to continue their work in the knowledge that every one of their coworkers has been tested and is Covid-free.

Dublin based firm XpressHealth, directed by former St Macartan’s College student Ian Morgan from Ballinode Monaghan were engaged to supply the testing services. The Covid screening was performed pre-shift at the varying locations. Anyone who tested positive was immediately sent home. The individuals concerned contacted their GP who arranged for HSE (or in the case of crossborder workers NHS) PCR testing.

All rapid positives were confirmed by PCR testing and the appropriate measures were put in place such as tracing of contacts. The detection of these asymptomatic cases…

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