NTA wishes to remind customers of HSE advice that public transport should not be used by people attending a Covid-19 test appointment.

The HSE advice is as follows:
• Try and avoid other people as much as possible when going to your test appointment.
• Use your own means to get to the test centre, for example by car, bicycle or on-foot.
• Do not use public transport.
• If you are on foot, follow social distancing guidelines.
• If you do not feel well enough to drive to the test centre, a family member or a friend can drive you. If possible, it’s best to ask someone you live with or have been in contact with in the last couple of days.
• You and your driver should follow advice on how to protect against the spread of the virus during your journey.
• If you have a child who has an appointment to be tested, you can drive them.
• Follow the advice on respiratory hygiene, social distancing and wearing a face covering when in a test centre and travelling to and from it.

Further information on the COVID-19 testing process can be found here.

NTA spokesperson said:
“This advice was published by the HSE last year, but in light of the increase in testing activity, it is worth re-iterating at this stage.
“Public transport has had a very good record in safeguarding passengers and employees in Ireland throughout this crisis, and it is essential that we all continue to protect each other.”