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# contact-tracing - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Most common number of close contacts in Ireland is now 3 as positivity declines

The figure was confirmed by the HSE this morning.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 22 October, 2020

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”.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

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.

# contact-tracing - Monday 19 October, 2020

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 - Friday 9 October, 2020

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.

# contact-tracing - Monday 5 October, 2020

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.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 24 September, 2020

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.

# contact-tracing - Monday 14 September, 2020

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.

# contact-tracing - Friday 28 August, 2020

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.

# contact-tracing - Saturday 22 August, 2020

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”.

# contact-tracing - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

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

# contact-tracing - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 tracker app? Contact Tracing This post contains a poll

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.

# contact-tracing - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Nearly 70% of people would take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new poll

The poll surveyed 2,000 people in July.

# contact-tracing - Friday 31 July, 2020

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.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Covid-19 contact tracing app launches in Northern Ireland

The app is called Stop Covid NI.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

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.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 23 July, 2020

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.

# contact-tracing - Saturday 11 July, 2020

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”

# contact-tracing - Friday 10 July, 2020

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team

The HSE has stressed that it does not charge or ask for payment for testing.

# contact-tracing - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app

The app was officially launched this morning.

# contact-tracing - Monday 6 July, 2020

The HSE's Covid-19 tracing app went live this evening - here's what it looks like

The information stored on the app will not be transferred to a centralised server.

# contact-tracing - Friday 26 June, 2020

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective

The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Community contact tracing for one meat plant is at 73%, not 90%, department confirms

There has been some confusion about the level of contact tracing at meat processing plants.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Poll: Would you download a Covid-19 contact tracing app? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you download a Covid-19 contact tracing app?

82% of Irish people in one survey said they would be willing to download the app.

82% of Irish adults willing to download Covid-19 contact tracing app

However, researchers involved in this study found that people are concerned about privacy.

# contact-tracing - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Close encounters: As the country gets busier, how do you know if you're a Covid-19 contact?

Contacting tracing is going to become increasingly important as bars and cafes re-open.

# contact-tracing - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Employees at meat plants had to wait 16 days to be re-tested for Covid-19

More than 1,000 cases of the virus have been reported across 20 facilities nationwide.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Since Ireland started to re-open, the average number of close contacts in Covid-19 cases has begun to rise

The public have been warned to limit their close contacts as much as possible as the restrictions are eased.

# contact-tracing - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Irish contact tracing app to begin field testing next week

The executive says it will then be released ‘once it is fully operational’.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Matt Hancock laughs off suggestion that 'Test and Trace' launched early to distract from Cummings saga

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the system wasn’t being rushed through to distract from the Cummings controversy.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app

The Google-Apple API will be used in the Irish contact tracing app,

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'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.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 14 May, 2020

HSE bosses confident of three-day turnaround on testing in 90% of positive cases by Monday

HSE CEO Paul Reid was speaking at a briefing on Covid-19 testing and contact tracing at UCD this morning.

# contact-tracing - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

'We know we need to get better': NPHET says testing result delays due to lack of automation

“Anyone who’s ever tried to get a PC to talk to a Mac…these things take time,” said NPHET member Dr Cillian de Gascun.

# contact-tracing - Monday 11 May, 2020

Without contact tracing, countries are 'driving blind' warns WHO official

WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan made the comments today.

# contact-tracing - Sunday 10 May, 2020

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month

The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.

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