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BREAKING: UL to facilitate on-campus Covid-19 testing for students

The University of Limerick has announced they are to facilitate Covid-19 testing for students who live in vicinity of the Castletroy campus.

In an email sent to students on Friday afternoon, Professor Nigel Healey said “We must do all we can to minimise its spread, especially now as students across the country prepare to return home to their families for Christmas.”

“I know that no UL student wants to unwittingly carry the COVID-19 virus home and risk infecting their siblings, parents and grandparents,” he added.

The tests will be carried out from Tuesday, December 8th until Friday, December 11th.

“Students who register will be given appointment times and should attend only at the appointed time,” the email read.

All tests will be processed by the HSE and follow-on protocols will be communicated to students by the HSE should one test positive.

“Those residing on campus or living in neighbouring off-campus estates can register for a COVID-19 test even if you do not display any symptoms of the virus,” the email stated.

“The offer of on-campus testing will build upon the myriad of safety protocols we have in place to keep you and our local community safe,” the email added.

The testing process will aim to minimise any virus transmission by helping to identify asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19, particularly among students who intend to return home to their families for the Christmas period. 

Students can register for a test here:

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