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# antigen-tests - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Some Genrui antigen tests recalled from shelves over false positives
# False Positives
# False Positives

Some Genrui antigen tests recalled from shelves over false positives

Jan 18th 2022, 5:45 PM 25,554 Views 22 Comments

Genrui Biotech Inc, who manufacture the tests, have issued a product recall for the impacted batches.

# antigen-tests - Friday 14 January, 2022

Some government optimism about Covid-19 situation as decision over restrictions imminent
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Some government optimism about Covid-19 situation as decision over restrictions imminent

Updated Jan 14th 2022, 11:11 PM 63,865 Views 74 Comments

An additional 17,065 cases of Covid-19 were reported in Ireland today.

Isolation rules for close contacts are being relaxed from today — here's a look at the changes
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Isolation rules for close contacts are being relaxed from today — here's a look at the changes

Jan 14th 2022, 6:00 AM 31,108 Views 11 Comments

The new, more relaxed regime is being put in place largely to alleviate staffing issues across the economy.

# antigen-tests - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives
# Ce Mark
# Ce Mark

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives

Jan 11th 2022, 6:00 AM 20,680 Views 16 Comments

Irish retailers have taken the at-home Covid-19 test kits off the shelves.

# antigen-tests - Sunday 9 January, 2022

New system to register positive antigen tests will be ready next week, says HSE CEO
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

New system to register positive antigen tests will be ready next week, says HSE CEO

Jan 9th 2022, 1:47 PM 41,608 Views 45 Comments

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid also said that there are strong supplies of antigen tests for January and February.

# antigen-tests - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives

Jan 4th 2022, 4:11 PM 214,177 Views 66 Comments
  • The HPRA has received a number of complaints about the Genrui antigen tests, Órla Ryan reports
  • The at-home antigen tests are sold in a number of shops and pharmacies in Ireland
  • Genrui said it will continue to work "with local agents and partners" to resolve the issue

# antigen-tests - Friday 31 December, 2021

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know

Dec 31st 2021, 12:03 PM 90,512 Views 42 Comments

The changes are aimed at freeing up Covid-19 testing capacity and easing disruption to businesses.

Poll: Will you use an antigen test today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you use an antigen test today?

Dec 31st 2021, 9:30 AM 59,993 Views 46 Comments

Some people are planning gatherings to ring in 2022.

# antigen-tests - Friday 17 December, 2021

All arrivals into Ireland will be advised to take antigen tests for five days
# Travel
# Travel

All arrivals into Ireland will be advised to take antigen tests for five days

Dec 17th 2021, 6:37 PM 37,317 Views 34 Comments

The Taoiseach announced the measure in an address to the nation this evening.

# antigen-tests - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Antigen testing programme to be rolled out for early learning and childcare services from tomorrow
# Childcare
# Childcare

Antigen testing programme to be rolled out for early learning and childcare services from tomorrow

Dec 14th 2021, 5:14 PM 14,565 Views 3 Comments

Tests will be available to children aged four and over and staff in a pod where there’s a confirmed Covid case.

# antigen-tests - Monday 13 December, 2021

Luke O'Neill praises 'power of antigen testing' as he's diagnosed with Covid-19
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Luke O'Neill praises 'power of antigen testing' as he's diagnosed with Covid-19

Dec 13th 2021, 6:55 PM 65,136 Views 45 Comments

The immunologist said that the test showed he had the virus “within a second” of taking it.

# 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?

Nov 25th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,051 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 24,693 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 31,305 Views 99 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 28,509 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 37,933 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 24,269 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 15,602 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 39,444 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 40,582 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 52,985 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 31,948 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 9,089 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 14,004 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 25,955 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 27,933 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 12,397 Views 42 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 20,110 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 12,589 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 15,196 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 19,572 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 15,497 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 51,619 Views 60 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 22,235 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 18,777 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 17,633 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 26,252 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 16,973 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 26,043 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 48,750 Views 30 Comments

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