9.7 C
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

McGuigan calls for additional COVID-19 testing centres

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has written to the Health Minister asking for additional Covid testing centres to be set up.

Mr.McGuigan said:

- Advertisement -

“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.

- Advertisement -

“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.”

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Ní Chuilín – £44million in Covid-19 Heating Payments to issue by January 2021

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has welcomed £44.3million of Executive funding for a Covid-19 Heating Payment for older people and those in...

Improved Broadband for North Antrim welcome – McGuigan

Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has welcomed the announcement that many rural parts of North Antrim will benefit from the progression of...

Jordans spectacular light display for NI Children’s Hospice

A Ballybogey resident has decided to light up his village with a spectacular Christmas display outside his house.

90th Birthday wishes granted to Mary

When carers spoke to 90-year-old Mary Dickie, she told them she had a particular wish for her birthday.