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# Covid-19
HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions
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.
# coronavirus newsletter
Do boosted close contacts need to restrict their movements?
Well, about that…
# Covid-19
Isolation rules for close contacts are being relaxed from today — here's a look at the changes
The new, more relaxed regime is being put in place largely to alleviate staffing issues across the economy.
# covid contacts
As close contact rules change in Ireland, what's the advice in other parts of the world?
The rules are different across the board. Let’s take a closer look.
# Cabinet
Boosted close contacts won't have to restrict movements from Friday as govt aims to strike 'balance'
Close contacts who have no symptoms and are boosted will not be required to restrict movements.
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
CMO: Up to 500,000 people in Ireland were likely infected with Covid-19 last week
# close contacts
No change to hospitality restrictions until February at the earliest, Taoiseach confirms
Micheál Martin said that Cabinet would discuss the restrictions on hospitality again at the end of January.
# Cabinet
Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms
Minister Catherine Martin will also bring a memo seeking to publish the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.
# close contacts
Supermarkets and hauliers struggling with 'higher than normal' rates of staff shortages
Amid industry pressure, the Taoiseach said NPHET will keep the isolation period for close contacts under review.
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# Coronavirus
Here's what to do if you're a close contact of someone who has Covid-19
The HSE has added more detail to its guidelines depending on a person’s vaccination status.
# Explainer
What does the data we have tell us about Covid-19 outbreaks in this school year?
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
Household close contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases now must restrict movements for 5 days
The measures are effective immediately.
# close contacts
HSE says 'disappearing' list on online portal is intentional for close contacts in schools
It was highlighted that a positive case’s close contacts disappeared when the ‘school setting’ option was selected.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you make an effort to reduce your social contacts in light of rising Covid-19 cases?
NPHET has advised the public to reduce their social contacts this winter.
# New Rules
Close contact guidance for children aged 12 and under changes today - here are the new rules
Asymptomatic children who become close contacts in school will no longer have to restrict their movements.
# close contacts
Covid-19: 12,000 students deemed close contacts are out of school
About 1,200 schools now having identified a case among students.
# close contacts
Cork unable to play All-Ireland U20 hurling final after 'member of group' tests positive for Covid-19
Cork were due to play Galway next Saturday.
# third wave
Lions confirm another Covid case as much-changed 23 named for Sharks game
A player has tested positive, while the Lions have identified 12 close contacts.
# protocols
Wexford chairman calls for Clare boss Lohan to retract 'outrageous' comments
The fall-out continues from the recent National Hurling League fixture between the counties.
# Education
Close contact tracing conducted in over 100 schools last week as cases in young people rise
The positivity rate after mass testing in schools last week was 2.4%.
# close contacts
NPHET recommends new testing regime to reduce number of days of restricted movement for close contacts
NPHET has written to Government.
# close contacts
Tracing the start of the Third Wave: Over 3,000 close contact tests from socialising in November and early December
Household settings made up the largest number of close contacts referred for a Day 0 test.
# Coronavirus
HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts
Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last month.
# close contacts
'It's a very big worry' - Ireland women's squad affected by Covid-19 ahead of Germany qualifier
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
Specific limit on number of close contacts a potential restriction after Level 5 lifts
Limits on the number of close contacts could be used to keep transmission low after Level 5 restrictions are eased.
# close contact testing
CMO and Deputy CMO lay out the figures behind Covid-19 testing in schools
Close contact testing in schools has yielded a positivity rate of 2.8%.
# testing and tracing
Half of close contacts not showing up for second Covid-19 test
Close contacts are tested twice whether they have symptoms or not.
# covid19
HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six
CEO Paul Reid said the numbers failing to turn up for their swab appointments has reduced now.
# Testing
'A real cause of concern': One in four close contacts failing to show up for first Covid-19 test
HSE CEO Paul Reid has said contact tracing teams now have to spend time convincing close contacts to go for a test.
# close contacts
HSE says just one meat plant where contact tracing is at '60-70%'
Minister Simon Harris said yesterday that there “are a number of cases in which there are contact and communications difficulties”.
# close contacts
'It's not surprising there's confusion': Glynn aims to provide clarity on 'two-hours-in-a-room' guidance
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.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19: Close contacts will be tested twice - on day 1 and day 7 - whether or not they have symptoms
The move has been welcomed as Ireland starts to slowly ease restrictions.