18 June 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

The HSE has extended its new online advance booking system for Covid-19 tests to Monaghan. Since last Friday, people living in Monaghan and Cavan will be able to log on to the online system and book their Covid-19 test up to 24 hours in advance. You can book online on a new HSE website at: shorturl.at/cxO03 (use a capital ‘O’ followed by numbers 03). This system on which the self-referral portal is based is a stand alone cloud-based system that is separate from the HSE network. It is not impacted by the current cyber attack on the HSE’s IT system, which is still under repair. Users can only refer themselves; they won’t be given the option to refer someone else.

They will be able to book a test no more than 24 hours in advance or the end of the next day and can choose a specific time to attend for testing. The online advance booking system for Covid-19 tests will facilitate bookings for the community testing centre at the Monaghan GAA complex at Cloghan, near Castleblayney; as well as the test centre at Castle Saunderson, near Belturbet in Co. Cavan. HSE Public Health Department North East and Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 are working together to deliver this testing programme. Director of Public Health North East, Dr Augustine Pereira, said: “The online advance booking system will help make Covid-19 testing more available and accessible. Those seeking a Covid test can choose to book your test online and schedule it at a time that suits you.”

“Testing is crucial to prevent and control outbreaks and it’s possible to be positive with Covid-19 but not be aware of it. By taking a Covid-19 test when you don’t…

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