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# close-contacts - Thursday 10 February, 2022

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions

Feb 10th 2022, 5:41 PM 52,671 Views 3 Comments

Although close contacts in this situation are no longer required to restrict their movements, they are advised to follow a number of other measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

# close-contacts - Friday 28 January, 2022

Do boosted close contacts need to restrict their movements?
# Coronavirus Newsletter
# Coronavirus Newsletter

Do boosted close contacts need to restrict their movements?

Jan 28th 2022, 9:00 PM 35,641 Views 9 Comments

Well, about that…

# close-contacts - Friday 14 January, 2022

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 31,157 Views 11 Comments

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

# close-contacts - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

As close contact rules change in Ireland, what's the advice in other parts of the world?
# Covid Contacts
# Covid Contacts

As close contact rules change in Ireland, what's the advice in other parts of the world?

Jan 12th 2022, 6:00 PM 28,369 Views 9 Comments

The rules are different across the board. Let’s take a closer look.

Boosted close contacts won't have to restrict movements from Friday as govt aims to strike 'balance'
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Boosted close contacts won't have to restrict movements from Friday as govt aims to strike 'balance'

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 1:28 PM 111,233 Views 135 Comments
  • Close contacts who have no symptoms and are boosted will not be required to restrict movements.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin defended the blanket move for close contacts, citing Ireland's vaccination levels.
  • The INMO has questioned the new advice and called for modelling on how it may impact the health system.
No change to hospitality restrictions until February at the earliest, Taoiseach confirms
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

No change to hospitality restrictions until February at the earliest, Taoiseach confirms

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 12:32 PM 45,322 Views 92 Comments

Micheál Martin said that Cabinet would discuss the restrictions on hospitality again at the end of January.

Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms

Jan 12th 2022, 6:45 AM 19,839 Views 26 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin will also bring a memo seeking to publish the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.

# close-contacts - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Supermarkets and hauliers struggling with 'higher than normal' rates of staff shortages
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

Supermarkets and hauliers struggling with 'higher than normal' rates of staff shortages

Jan 5th 2022, 3:16 PM 16,924 Views 5 Comments

Amid industry pressure, the Taoiseach said NPHET will keep the isolation period for close contacts under review.

# close-contacts - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Here's what to do if you're a close contact of someone who has Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Here's what to do if you're a close contact of someone who has Covid-19

Dec 22nd 2021, 3:37 PM 84,479 Views 37 Comments

The HSE has added more detail to its guidelines depending on a person’s vaccination status.

# close-contacts - 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 28,527 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?

# close-contacts - 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 40,604 Views 30 Comments

The measures are effective immediately.

# close-contacts - Sunday 14 November, 2021

HSE says 'disappearing' list on online portal is intentional for close contacts in schools
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

HSE says 'disappearing' list on online portal is intentional for close contacts in schools

Nov 14th 2021, 11:00 AM 46,558 Views 14 Comments

It was highlighted that a positive case’s close contacts disappeared when the ‘school setting’ option was selected.

# close-contacts - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Poll: Will you make an effort to reduce your social contacts in light of rising Covid-19 cases?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you make an effort to reduce your social contacts in light of rising Covid-19 cases?

Nov 4th 2021, 8:30 AM 47,440 Views 75 Comments

NPHET has advised the public to reduce their social contacts this winter.

# close-contacts - Monday 27 September, 2021

Close contact guidance for children aged 12 and under changes today - here are the new rules
# New Rules
# New Rules

Close contact guidance for children aged 12 and under changes today - here are the new rules

Sep 27th 2021, 6:10 AM 25,552 Views 13 Comments

Asymptomatic children who become close contacts in school will no longer have to restrict their movements.

# close-contacts - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Covid-19: 12,000 students deemed close contacts are out of school
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

Covid-19: 12,000 students deemed close contacts are out of school

Sep 7th 2021, 11:42 AM 18,677 Views 27 Comments

About 1,200 schools now having identified a case among students.

# close-contacts - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Cork unable to play All-Ireland U20 hurling final after 'member of group' tests positive for Covid-19
# Close Contacts
From The42
# Close Contacts

Cork unable to play All-Ireland U20 hurling final after 'member of group' tests positive for Covid-19

Aug 1st 2021, 7:32 PM 45,339 Views 31 Comments

Cork were due to play Galway next Saturday.

# close-contacts - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Lions confirm another Covid case as much-changed 23 named for Sharks game
# Third Wave
From The42
# Third Wave

Lions confirm another Covid case as much-changed 23 named for Sharks game

Jul 7th 2021, 6:21 PM 10,399 Views 4 Comments

A player has tested positive, while the Lions have identified 12 close contacts.

# close-contacts - Monday 24 May, 2021

Wexford chairman calls for Clare boss Lohan to retract 'outrageous' comments
# Protocols
From The42
# Protocols

Wexford chairman calls for Clare boss Lohan to retract 'outrageous' comments

Updated May 24th 2021, 1:00 PM 59,199 Views 17 Comments

The fall-out continues from the recent National Hurling League fixture between the counties.

# close-contacts - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Close contact tracing conducted in over 100 schools last week as cases in young people rise
# Education
# Education

Close contact tracing conducted in over 100 schools last week as cases in young people rise

Mar 16th 2021, 6:11 PM 27,923 Views 18 Comments

The positivity rate after mass testing in schools last week was 2.4%.

# close-contacts - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

NPHET recommends new testing regime to reduce number of days of restricted movement for close contacts
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

NPHET recommends new testing regime to reduce number of days of restricted movement for close contacts

Feb 10th 2021, 2:37 PM 16,440 Views 6 Comments

NPHET has written to Government.

# close-contacts - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Tracing the start of the Third Wave: Over 3,000 close contact tests from socialising in November and early December
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

Tracing the start of the Third Wave: Over 3,000 close contact tests from socialising in November and early December

Jan 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 57,576 Views 46 Comments

Household settings made up the largest number of close contacts referred for a Day 0 test.

# close-contacts - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts

Jan 27th 2021, 5:55 PM 19,116 Views 29 Comments

Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last month.

# close-contacts - Sunday 22 November, 2020

'It's a very big worry' - Ireland women's squad affected by Covid-19 ahead of Germany qualifier
# Close Contacts
From The42
# Close Contacts

'It's a very big worry' - Ireland women's squad affected by Covid-19 ahead of Germany qualifier

Nov 22nd 2020, 2:18 PM 4,959 Views 0 Comments

While none of Vera Pauw’s squad have tested positive for coronavirus yet, a number have been ruled out of the final group game.

# close-contacts - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Specific limit on number of close contacts a potential restriction after Level 5 lifts
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# Close Contacts

Specific limit on number of close contacts a potential restriction after Level 5 lifts

Nov 7th 2020, 2:24 PM 98,454 Views 55 Comments

Limits on the number of close contacts could be used to keep transmission low after Level 5 restrictions are eased.

# close-contacts - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

CMO and Deputy CMO lay out the figures behind Covid-19 testing in schools
# Close Contact Testing
# Close Contact Testing

CMO and Deputy CMO lay out the figures behind Covid-19 testing in schools

Oct 20th 2020, 7:07 PM 72,311 Views 67 Comments

Close contact testing in schools has yielded a positivity rate of 2.8%.

Half of close contacts not showing up for second Covid-19 test
# Testing And Tracing
# Testing And Tracing

Half of close contacts not showing up for second Covid-19 test

Oct 20th 2020, 6:14 PM 49,654 Views 75 Comments

Close contacts are tested twice whether they have symptoms or not.

# close-contacts - Thursday 24 September, 2020

HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six

Sep 24th 2020, 3:54 PM 27,252 Views 28 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said the numbers failing to turn up for their swab appointments has reduced now.

# close-contacts - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

'A real cause of concern': One in four close contacts failing to show up for first Covid-19 test
# Testing
# Testing

'A real cause of concern': One in four close contacts failing to show up for first Covid-19 test

Jul 22nd 2020, 4:15 PM 25,668 Views 41 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid has said contact tracing teams now have to spend time convincing close contacts to go for a test.

# close-contacts - Friday 5 June, 2020

HSE says just one meat plant where contact tracing is at '60-70%'
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

HSE says just one meat plant where contact tracing is at '60-70%'

Jun 5th 2020, 8:46 AM 19,953 Views 18 Comments

Minister Simon Harris said yesterday that there “are a number of cases in which there are contact and communications difficulties”.

# close-contacts - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'It's not surprising there's confusion': Glynn aims to provide clarity on 'two-hours-in-a-room' guidance
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

'It's not surprising there's confusion': Glynn aims to provide clarity on 'two-hours-in-a-room' guidance

May 20th 2020, 8:39 PM 32,298 Views 32 Comments

If someone attended a two-hour meeting and was then diagnosed, others in the room could be considered close contacts and have to self-isolate.

# close-contacts - Monday 18 May, 2020

Covid-19: Close contacts will be tested twice - on day 1 and day 7 - whether or not they have symptoms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Close contacts will be tested twice - on day 1 and day 7 - whether or not they have symptoms

May 18th 2020, 8:41 AM 24,751 Views 13 Comments

The move has been welcomed as Ireland starts to slowly ease restrictions.