The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until July 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

HSE Covid-19 Walk in Clinic in Tullamore extends to those living 15K from the centre from to-morrow Sunday 28th March at 11.00am

The walk-in/drive  testing centre located at Tullamore  Leisure Centre  (Aura) Portarlington Road,  opened on  Thursday last, for one week until March 31 at from 11am to 7pm each day.

The HSE local Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO) working with the National Ambulance Service aim to carry out 300-500 Covid-19 tests per day.

The criteria for the free drive walk-in COVID-19 testing service are:

·       Aged 16 years and over

·       Do not have symptoms of Covid-19 but would like to be tested

·       May not have your own GP Live within 15K of the walk-in testing centre.

Process for Referral

Each person presenting will be requested to provide ID e.g. 

·       A valid passport (passport book or passport card)

·       A current driving licence (Irish, UK, EU, US)

·       A Public Services Card

·       A National Age Card (issued by An Garda Síochána)

·       An identification form with a photograph signed by a member of An Garda Síochána

·       Free Travel Pass

·       A valid student identity card issued by an educational institution

·       A bank card

 Members of the public will need to bring with them photographic ID and provide a mobile phone number in order to provide test results. The normal social distancing measures will apply and people have the option to return at another day or time if the waiting times are too long.

The public are being advised that they should not attend the walk-in clinic if they are showing symptoms  (high temperature, a new cough, shortness of breath or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste) of COVID-19.  The HSE are continuing to advise people with these symptoms to self-isolate and phone their GP straight away, who will advise if they need a free COVID-19 test.