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Inside 'pop-up' clinics - special tent helps HSE assess people

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Clinic: Video grabs of a walkthrough of a
Covid-19 ‘pop-up’ testing centre in the midlands

Clinic: Video grabs of a walkthrough of a Covid-19 ‘pop-up’ testing centre in the midlands

Clinic: Video grabs of a walkthrough of a Covid-19 ‘pop-up’ testing centre in the midlands

A video has emerged showing an official HSE "pop-up" coronavirus testing clinic.

The outdoor National Ambulance Service-run clinic is based in the midlands.

In the video, the camera pans to cars parked up close by, with those inside vehicles waiting to be tested.

"People waiting to be tested, arrive, they are interviewed by one of our medics," according to the voice-over. "He will then present them with a mask and give them information of what's going on.

"We have a water generator running with hot disinfected water, so that when the patients arrive they then go to the hand washing station."

Inside the tent, patients are asked to wash their hands for 20 seconds in buckets on top of a table.

Tissues must be placed in a clinical waste bag and patients are then brought into another part of the tent to be interviewed by two medical staff in fully protective clothing. The staff are wearing gloves, face and eye masks.

"We take their details, do observations, if necessary," the voiceover said. "And then give them instruction on moving to the next swabbing room."

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Clinic: Video grabs of a walkthrough of a
Covid-19 ‘pop-up’ testing centre in the midlands

Clinic: Video grabs of a walkthrough of a Covid-19 ‘pop-up’ testing centre in the midlands

Clinic: Video grabs of a walkthrough of a
Covid-19 ‘pop-up’ testing centre in the midlands

Clinic: Video grabs of a walkthrough of a Covid-19 ‘pop-up’ testing centre in the midlands

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Clinic: Video grabs of a walkthrough of a Covid-19 ‘pop-up’ testing centre in the midlands

The HSE told the Irish Independent it is working to increase capacity to provide additional testing clinics and the National Ambulance Service is operating a number of pop-up testing centres across the country.

Irish Independent