September 17, 2021

The Public Health Agency says a coveted testing unit will open in Lauren from tomorrow.

This comes after more than 400 students of Lauren High School were asked to stay at home today (Monday) due to number or quaid cases.

Parents were notified on the weekend of positive cases in schools 9, 10, 11 and 12. And the school’s principal, Dr. Stephen Reid, called for a mobile testing unit in Port Town.

Similar appeals were made last weekend by East Antrim MLAs Stuart Dixon (Alliance) and Gordon Lyons (DUP). Click. Here To read

Mobile testing will be available at the Lauren Laser Center.

In a response this evening, the PHA said: “A mobile testing facility will be operating at the Larne Amusement Center from Tuesday, September 7. Working hours are from 9am to 3pm. Full details about booking the test www. can be found at

In a statement, the agency added: “PHA is aware of the significant demand for Covid 19 PCR testing in fixed and mobile testing units. The agency is working with the DHSC and the Department of Health in Northern Ireland to All options to increase the availability of PCR testing for these people could be considered.

Anyone wishing a PCR test is asked to be patient when trying to book a slot. Slots are added every day at 6pm for the next day’s appointments. PCR tests can also be ordered for home delivery through the same booking portal, which allows the test to be completed at home.

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