A videographer from Meath has filmed himself getting the Covid-19 test in an effort to take the fear and mystery out of the procedure.
Donal Norton from Navan was referred for the test in the grounds of Our Lady’s Hospital after he presented with a dry cough and rising temperature.
Donal waited four days for the test, he falls into the at risk category due to an underlying condition.
The short video shows Donal driving to the hospital and remaining in his car while approached by two medics.
The first woman handed him a pack and was asked to blow his nose and then put the mask inside on. Another medic then comes out to swap his mouth and nose.
Speaking to the Irish Examiner Donal said: “I decided to do this to take the fear and mystery out of the test for anyone who may be anxious about it.
“Basically I rang my GP with symptoms and due to my medical history, a test was arranged. I was waiting four days for the test of which I was notified by text.
“I got a phone call that morning to tell me where to go. There were gazebos up on the grounds of the hospital and I was to pull into one of them. They took the car details and told me that at no stage was I to get out of the car.
“Then they took the test and that was it. Thankfully, if I had Covid-19, I’m fine now but I still could be a carrier, plus I’m in the high risk category. I should get the results in a few days, they said.”