First in-hotel Covid-19 Testing at Ashford Castle and The Lodge

The first hotels in Ireland to offer an on-site PCR test is Ashford Castle and sister hotel The Lodge at Ashford.  Guests will be able to order a Covid-19 test and have the results within 12 hours. 

The service is being provided through a partnership with Communicare Medical Supplies of Mayo. The tests will be carried out by a medical professional in a dedicated test room, or the guest’s own room if preferred.  Results and certificates will be issued by email. 

The test will cost €105 per person and there is a call out charge of €200.  It can be booked at the hotels through Guest Services. It has been a difficult year for Ashford Castle and the Lodge where the guests are predominantly from North America.  

Niall Rochford, general manager of the two hotels in Cong, Co Mayo said: “The test service will be of particular benefit to our international guests, who we are looking forward to welcoming from July 19.  They will require a negative PCR test if travelling onwards or heading home after their holiday in Ireland.” 

Ashford Castle and The Lodge at Ashford were the first hotels in Ireland to be awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation.  It is for the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to bio-risk situations, such as COVID-19.    

The international accreditation verifies that both Ashford Castle and The Lodge implement best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from pandemics. It ensures that stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention are used. 

Details for guests is here: Travel Information at Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo, Ireland 

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