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#antigen tests

# antigen-tests - Thursday 25 November, 2021

What's behind the delay in announcing a plan for subsidised antigen testing?
# Awaiting Result
# Awaiting Result

What's behind the delay in announcing a plan for subsidised antigen testing?

Thu 6:30 AM 13,951 Views 20 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin would not pin down a date for when a decision on the scheme will be made.

# antigen-tests - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Survey shows 45% of people have cancelled social events between now and Christmas
# Covid19
# Covid19

Survey shows 45% of people have cancelled social events between now and Christmas

Nov 23rd 2021, 9:15 AM 24,550 Views 10 Comments

Public health officials have advised against major socialisation events such as Christmas parties.

# antigen-tests - Monday 22 November, 2021

Antigen tests are being used 'widely but not properly', says chief medical officer
# Testing
# Testing

Antigen tests are being used 'widely but not properly', says chief medical officer

Nov 22nd 2021, 9:28 AM 31,167 Views 98 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan cautioned that people with Covid-19 symptoms should receive a PCR test instead of relying on antigen testing.

# antigen-tests - Sunday 21 November, 2021

What does the data we have tell us about Covid-19 outbreaks in this school year?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What does the data we have tell us about Covid-19 outbreaks in this school year?

Nov 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 28,315 Views 30 Comments

A shift in how Covid-19 cases in schools are being dealt with has taken place this week – so how bad is transmission?

# antigen-tests - Friday 19 November, 2021

Poll: Should antigen tests be provided for free to the wider public?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should antigen tests be provided for free to the wider public?

Nov 19th 2021, 8:35 AM 37,849 Views 56 Comments

While one antigen test can cost less than €10, a pack of five can cost up to €30.

# antigen-tests - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Details of Covid-19 antigen testing system in primary schools announced
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

Details of Covid-19 antigen testing system in primary schools announced

Nov 18th 2021, 3:47 PM 24,147 Views 34 Comments

The tests will be offered to close contacts in the same pod at first, and expanded if necessary.

Parties to pay for politicians' antigen tests while Oireachtas staff to get tests for free
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

Parties to pay for politicians' antigen tests while Oireachtas staff to get tests for free

Nov 18th 2021, 1:16 PM 15,568 Views 56 Comments

The Oireachtas says antigen tests will not be free to TDs and Senators.

# antigen-tests - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Antigen tests will be free for schools and close contacts, but not the wider public
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

Antigen tests will be free for schools and close contacts, but not the wider public

Nov 17th 2021, 8:55 AM 38,872 Views 65 Comments

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said that antigen tests may be subsidised, but not completely paid for, by the State.

# antigen-tests - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Household close contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases now must restrict movements for 5 days
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

Household close contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases now must restrict movements for 5 days

Nov 16th 2021, 6:56 PM 38,139 Views 30 Comments

The measures are effective immediately.

# antigen-tests - Monday 15 November, 2021

Poll: Would you take a weekly Covid-19 antigen test if the government subsidised the price?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you take a weekly Covid-19 antigen test if the government subsidised the price?

Nov 15th 2021, 8:59 AM 52,913 Views 52 Comments

It’s understood the government is looking to subsidise the cost of the tests.

# antigen-tests - Friday 12 November, 2021

NPHET advises twice weekly antigen tests for those going to bars and other 'high risk' activities
# Get Tested
# Get Tested

NPHET advises twice weekly antigen tests for those going to bars and other 'high risk' activities

Nov 12th 2021, 6:12 PM 31,783 Views 40 Comments

The HSE has recently begun sending antigen tests to people who are listed as close contacts.

# antigen-tests - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

INTO calls for 'political leadership' on bringing in antigen tests to primary schools
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

INTO calls for 'political leadership' on bringing in antigen tests to primary schools

Nov 10th 2021, 6:56 PM 9,070 Views 9 Comments

“Time is of the essence and we simply can’t afford any additional delays,” said INTO General Secretary John Boyle

# antigen-tests - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Antigen tests should be free to members of the public, says Mary Lou McDonald
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

Antigen tests should be free to members of the public, says Mary Lou McDonald

Oct 30th 2021, 11:20 AM 13,962 Views 46 Comments

The Journal reported this morning that the Irish Pharmacy Union and the HSE have entered preliminary talks about the distribution of antigen tests to the wider public.

# antigen-tests - Friday 29 October, 2021

Covid close contacts are receiving antigen tests in the post today – here's how it will work
# Rapid Tests
# Rapid Tests

Covid close contacts are receiving antigen tests in the post today – here's how it will work

Oct 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,790 Views 28 Comments
  • Antigen test kits are arriving in post boxes around the country today.
  • The system is for people who are both fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms of Covid.
  • The Government is considering a wider roll out of the testing method, writes Céimin Burke.

# antigen-tests - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Varadkar: Antigen tests may be sent to schools to test close contacts of pupils
# Rapid Tests
# Rapid Tests

Varadkar: Antigen tests may be sent to schools to test close contacts of pupils

Updated Oct 28th 2021, 6:14 PM 27,891 Views 23 Comments
  • Varadkar said that rapid tests could be given to children in a school pod where there has been a confirmed case.
  • Five rapid tests will be sent in the post to close contacts from today.
  • The Tánaiste says he anticipates primary school children being offered the vaccine in the coming months.

# antigen-tests - Thursday 21 October, 2021

State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'

Oct 21st 2021, 2:28 PM 12,230 Views 41 Comments

Ireland is understood to have two million rapid tests in stock.

# antigen-tests - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Government to send antigen tests to fully vaccinated close contacts
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

Government to send antigen tests to fully vaccinated close contacts

Oct 19th 2021, 12:53 PM 20,054 Views 13 Comments

Antigen tests – or ‘lateral flow’ tests – can give a result within 10-15 minutes, but are not as accurate as PCR tests.

# antigen-tests - Monday 20 September, 2021

HIQA does NOT recommended more widespread use of antigen tests to replace existing measures
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HIQA does NOT recommended more widespread use of antigen tests to replace existing measures

Sep 20th 2021, 10:55 AM 12,577 Views 18 Comments

HIQA says that antigen tests may have a role ‘in certain circumstances’

# antigen-tests - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Trial nightclub event expected to have crowd capacity of 60%
# In The Club
# In The Club

Trial nightclub event expected to have crowd capacity of 60%

Sep 2nd 2021, 2:52 PM 15,188 Views 18 Comments

Attendees will be expected to produce a negative anitgen test before the event.

# antigen-tests - Monday 12 July, 2021

Staff and students urged to sign up for pilot antigen testing project on four college campuses
# College
# College

Staff and students urged to sign up for pilot antigen testing project on four college campuses

Jul 12th 2021, 9:01 AM 19,561 Views 14 Comments

Testing will involve volunteers providing saliva samples twice weekly.

# antigen-tests - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Festivals, football and foreign travel: how successful have large-scale test events been in Europe?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Festivals, football and foreign travel: how successful have large-scale test events been in Europe?

Jul 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 15,488 Views 12 Comments
  • Several pilot events across Europe have had encouraging results, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • But the WHO is concerned in particular about how Euro 2020 socialising will impact on transmission.

# antigen-tests - Sunday 4 July, 2021

One positive Covid-19 antigen test at pilot festival but attendee later returns negative PCR test
# Testing Testing One Two Three
# Testing Testing One Two Three

One positive Covid-19 antigen test at pilot festival but attendee later returns negative PCR test

Jul 4th 2021, 3:47 PM 51,473 Views 58 Comments

Over 4,000 people were tested ahead of the event at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham

# antigen-tests - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Dáil committee calls on Holohan to explain opposition to antigen tests
# Testing
# Testing

Dáil committee calls on Holohan to explain opposition to antigen tests

Jun 9th 2021, 6:00 PM 22,203 Views 43 Comments

NPHET has objected to the use of the rapid tests among the general public.

# antigen-tests - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

'A false reassurance': Health officials caution against widespread use of rapid antigen tests
# Testing
# Testing

'A false reassurance': Health officials caution against widespread use of rapid antigen tests

May 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 18,527 Views 45 Comments

Supermarket chain LIDL made headlines on Thursday when it announced it will stock rapid antigen testing kits in its stores.

# antigen-tests - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Rapid testing 'could be deployed in all schools by September 2021'
# Expert Group Report
# Expert Group Report

Rapid testing 'could be deployed in all schools by September 2021'

Apr 1st 2021, 4:42 PM 17,625 Views 28 Comments

Antigen testing is not yet recommended as a requirement to enter restaurants or other leisure activities.

# antigen-tests - Friday 26 February, 2021

Factfind: Does the WHO 'not recommend' using rapid Covid tests in schools, as Norma Foley claimed?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: Does the WHO 'not recommend' using rapid Covid tests in schools, as Norma Foley claimed?

Feb 26th 2021, 8:31 PM 26,226 Views 0 Comments

Unions have called for regular rapid testing as part of the re-opening of schools next month.

# antigen-tests - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Expert group reviewing if antigen tests can be used in schools and workplaces
# Rapid Tests
# Rapid Tests

Expert group reviewing if antigen tests can be used in schools and workplaces

Jan 28th 2021, 12:34 PM 16,963 Views 21 Comments

The health minister said from this week, significant volumes of antigen tests are being deployed across healthcare settings.

# antigen-tests - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Self-isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case could be cut to seven days – study
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Self-isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case could be cut to seven days – study

Jan 21st 2021, 7:31 AM 26,025 Views 17 Comments

New research has suggested that people who test negative after seven days of quarantine are unlikely to be infectious.

# antigen-tests - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Ireland to get first allocation of antigen tests from European Commission early this year
# Alternative Testing
# Alternative Testing

Ireland to get first allocation of antigen tests from European Commission early this year

Jan 12th 2021, 6:15 AM 48,602 Views 30 Comments

A proposal has been made for antigen tests to be used in symptomatic patients within defined contexts.