Shannon Chamber welcomes announcement that drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre to open at Shannon Airport

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SHANNON Chamber has described the news that Irish healthcare company, RocDoc, is to open its first regional COVID-19 testing facility at Shannon Airport as a step in the right direction.

“It demonstrates that Shannon is a very proactive Airport and is doing everything within its power to welcome customers back again as soon as is practicable.

“The fact that this state-of-the-art testing facility, which will undertake Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) approved CE marked tests using PCR and LAMP technology, can also be availed of by businesses and the general public will be of tremendous benefit to anyone needing to access fast-turnaround results.

“We commend Shannon Airport and RocDoc on this initiative which will contribute greatly to reducing the spread of the virus and facilitate the resumption of air travel once it is safe to do so again.

“While we may not experience our old normal for quite some time yet, every new step in the direction of some type of normality is welcome. Everyone wants to come through this pandemic safely with our economy revived; testing and tracking is the route to this end,” added Ms Downes.

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