Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will re- open public counters on Thursday 5th August 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday:

Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore

Tullamore Tullamore Municipal District Offices

The Public Offices listed below will open as follows:

** Edenderry Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm only)

** Birr Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1pm only)

At Áras an Chontae, Tullamore, counter services for Planning, Roads, the Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE only.

Where possible the public should continue to access our services by phone, email, online or by appointment. Please read for latest information and measures in place.

HSE continues roll-out of walk-in, no appointment necessary COVID 19 test centres  

The HSE’s COVID 19 walk-in test centre programme is continuing. From Wednesday this week April 28th, a walk-in, no appointment required testing service for asymptomatic individuals will open in Tullamore, Co Offaly and operate alongside the existing GP referral COVID 19 testing service at Clonminch (Portlaoise Roundabout on the Bypass) for those with symptoms or those who are close contacts of a confirmed case.

 

These centres support both the HSE’s enhanced Covid-19 testing for local communities and allow further identification and understanding of any variants of concern within our communities.  

 

Commenting Niamh O Beirne National Lead Test and Test said, “ We are seeing increasing numbers of people present to the HSE’s walk-in COVID 19 testing centres.  We continue to work closely with the Public Health teams across the country,  the National Ambulance Service and Community Health teams to ensure that we establish these testing centres as quickly as possible once the need for them has been identified.

 

As of this morning, April 26 more than 42,900 people have had a COVID 19 test in one of the HSE’s walk-in centres and 1,416 people have tested positive for COVID 19 - 3.4%. We continue to urge those in communities where walk-in testing is available, to attend for a test –it is quick and convenient and you do not need to book in advance, more importantly you can protect those around you by taking the necessary public health measures if you receive a positive COVID 19 test result”.

 

Opening days for Tullamore based COVID 19 walk-in test centre  

 

Offaly – Tullamore COVID-19 Testing Centre, Clonminch, will open for walk-in, no appointment required testing, from Wednesday April 28th from 9.30am to 4.30pm daily, for one week initially

 

Full details of the walk-in COVID 19 test centres currently open, including opening times are available at www.hse.ie

Who can use a walk-in centre

You can use the COVID-19 walk-in test centre if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19 and you:

  • are aged 16 years and over
  • live in the same area as the walk-in test centre
  • have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 6 months

Tests are limited to one test per person. If you think you need a repeat test, talk to your GP.

What you need to bring

You need to bring photo ID and provide a mobile phone number.

Need information and advice on COVID-19? Go to www.hse.ie/coronavirus