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Covid Tracker app expected to be 'decommissioned' by this summer
The app cost €811,227 to launch with over €100,000 spent on support and development in the six months after it launched.
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HSE: Schools can inform of positive Covid cases if they receive parental consent
The HSE said it only recommended against this in cases where parental consent wasn’t sought or it wasn’t GDPR compliant.
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.
Taoiseach: No return to widespread contact tracing in school settings
But Micheál Martin said that NPHET or the HSE may pilot antigen testing in some settings off the back of ECDC advice.
Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 tracker app?
There has been a surge in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.
Holohan says it's 'right time' to ease Covid measures in schools
Contact tracing is being halted in childcare and primary schools.
Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'
Changes to contact tracing rules come into effect on Monday.
Contact tracing through ticket details to form major part of plans for return of fans at sporting events
A code of conduct, which includes mask wearing and social distancing, will have to be followed by event organisers and spectators.
High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption
People who are symptomatic are being advised to go to any community testing centre.
Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres
GPs are to advise patients to attend walk-in testing centres with priority given to symptomatic and close contacts at these centres.
Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work
For the 20% of cases categorised as community transmission, additional questions will be asked about their movements over the previous seven days.
HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March
Around 20% of cases are currently identified as community transmission.
Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'
The Taoiseach said there are 700 contact tracers employed.
Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers
There are thousands of children waiting for services such as speech and language therapy, the Dáil heard.
Fifteen Dublin-based contact tracers unpaid for four weeks due to error
The contact tracers are set to be paid tomorrow.
HSE to begin 'enhanced contact tracing' to pinpoint infection hotspots after delay caused by surge in cases
Confirmed cases will now be asked to describe their activities and contacts for up to 14 days prior to symptom onset.
HSE says it will check if people asked to identify close contacts themselves were able to
A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.
Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?
A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.
Most common number of close contacts in Ireland is now 3 as positivity declines
The figure was confirmed by the HSE this morning.
HSE boss says rapid acceleration of cases and staff 'scheduling issue' led to contact tracing backlog
Paul Reid also said he takes responsibility for the fact that the government was not informed of the issues at the weekend.
Donnelly says HSE contact tracing backlog issue 'won't happen again' as Reid says 'I regret that it happened'
HSE CEO Paul Reid said it was a “risk-based decision we had to make”.
Anger mounts as government learns of contact tracing collapse impacting thousands through the media
The HSE is to ask more than 2,000 people who received a positive Covid-19 test result last week to alert their own close contacts.
HSE forced to ask people to alert their own close contacts due to 'unprecedented pressure'
The HSE decided not to contact infected people from Friday, Saturday and Sunday over fears it would lead to significant delays in contact tracing.
Ireland's Covid tracker app is now linked with similar contact tracing apps from Italy and Germany
There are currently no countries on Ireland’s travel green list, however.
Contact tracing concerns: School wasn't contacted by HSE until four days after confirmed Covid-19 case
A mother has raised concerns about the policy of schools not taking action until contacted by the HSE.
Health officials contacting over 200 people who attended Trump fundraiser hours before he announced he had Covid-19
Controversy has been mounting over the possibility the US President might have exposed numerous others to the virus.
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.
HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity
The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.
Debunked: No, 'Covid-19 sensors' have not been 'inserted secretly into every phone'
The post is part of a category of conspiracies that has targeted contact tracing apps launched to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
Ireland records highest number of Covid-19 tests yesterday
HSE CEO Paul Reid said that 13,000 tests were completed, adding this is “our highest daily number ever”.
Median turnaround time for Covid-19 tests and contact tracing now 2.83 days
Contact tracing centres operated by Revenue and the Army band commenced work over the weekend
Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 tracker app?
As cases rise health officials fear that transmission could once again spread within the community.
Nearly 70% of people would take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new poll
The poll surveyed 2,000 people in July.
Cross-border approach to Covid-19 apps hailed as 'world first' by health minister
The Irish and Northern Irish contact-tracing apps can work together.
Covid-19 contact tracing app launches in Northern Ireland
The app is called Stop Covid NI.
More than 100 people alerted of close contact with Covid-19 case through tracing app
Almost 1.45 million people have downloaded the Covid-19 tracker app since it went live in recent weeks.
New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week
There is interoperability with the Republic of Ireland’s Covid-19 contact tracing app.
'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July
Only half of the calls made were answered.
Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues
The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.
Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland?
HSE CEO Paul Reid called the Irish roll out the “most successful launch of this app anywhere in the world”