Boots to offer rapid antigen testing in Cork
Boots are now offering Covid-19 antigen test results within the hour.
Boots on Half Moon Street will join 13 other Boots locations across Ireland in offering in-store rapid antigen testing for Covid-19. A negative result will be considered valid for the purposes of obtaining the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which comes into effect from today (July 19th).
A statement from Boots has specified that the service is only for people who do not have Covid symptoms. Results will be ready in one hour, and the test comes at a cost of €35.
In order to avail of the testing, customers must book online here.
Caoimhe McAuley, MPSI, Director of Pharmacy and Superintendent Pharmacist at Boots Ireland said: “The introduction of in-store rapid antigen testing at Boots Ireland is the latest evolution of COVID-19 services at Boots Ireland as we aim to keep pace with the changing landscape.
“As international travel returns from the 19th July, different countries are operating different testing requirements for entry either using a PCR or antigen test. Both tests are now available at Boots Ireland stores providing customers with a trusted partner for all COVID-19 testing needs.”
Boots is also offering PCR tests at two locations in Cork — its Half Moon Street store, and its store at Mahon Point.