Coronavirus tests can be booked online from Wednesday by anyone who has received a referral from a family doctor. The system has been introduced to speed up appointments and reduce bureaucracy.
A text message will be sent to the telephone number given to the public testing system with the e-registry link. People 18 and over receive the message.
The patient needs to identify themself online using their ID card or mobile ID. A test cannot be booked with Smart ID.
The service is optional and appointments can still be made by phoning the testing center.
Editor: Helen Wright