North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has written to the Health Minister asking for additional Covid testing centres to be set up.
“There have been occasions when people in Ballycastle and The Glens have been allocated a test centre in Scotland as their closest location when they use the online system.
“At the minute there are only three centres – Belfast, Derry and Craigavon – to cover the whole of the North. Given the rural nature of this constituency that means some of my constituents are travelling well over 100 miles there and back. I dont believe that is acceptable.
“Testing is key to containing and defeating this virus. More and more people are going to requireting over the coming months so I am urging the Minister to set up additional test centres. I would suggest there is the need to place one within the constituency of North Antrim.”