Following a high-level request from the HSE earlier this week & in the national interest, Croke Park has become a ‘drive-thru’ facility for testing for Covid-19 for designated appointments. This will not be a walk-up service.
All vehicles will arrive at Croke Park via Sackville Avenue. People will be processed in the outer Cusack carpark before driving through the service tunnel where tests will be carried out. Cars will then exit the stadium via St. Joseph’s Avenue. At no stage will visitors leave their cars.
I am providing this information because I have been contacted by many residents living in the vicinity of Croke Park seeking clarity on the measures being taken in respect of this step.
Many people will need testing for Covid-19 over the coming months. A number of locations nationally will be used as designated testing centres. Croke Park is one of the designated testing centres for north Dublin.
To explain how the designated testing centre at Croke Park will operate:
• Testing is by appointment only
• Testing is arranged, as appropriate through a GP
• This testing centre will only see people who are attending for testing in their vehicle
• Testing will be open 7 days a week and will, over time, operate from 8am to 8pm
• It is expected that minimal disruption to local traffic and noise
• It is anticipated that an average of 8 cars attending every 15 minutes
Many of those who attend for testing will have a negative result, however by ensuring testing occurs where needed, the HSE will be in a position to provide services to those who need it most and minimise the risk to our wider community.
If you are given an appointment to attend for testing, please:
• Have your appointment number ready
• Remain in your vehicle
This information has been provided to me by the HSE Community Healthcare Organisation covering Dublin North City & County.
Arbour Hill, Ballybough, Broadstone, Church Street, City Centre, Clonliffe Road, Constitution Hill, Drumcondra, East Wall, Markets, Montpelier, North Circular Road, North Strand, North Wall, Quays, Rathdown Road, Smithfield, Stoneybatter, Uncategorized
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee