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#contact tracing

# contact-tracing - Last year 2021

HSE: Schools can inform of positive Covid cases if they receive parental consent
# Covid Surge
# Covid Surge

HSE: Schools can inform of positive Covid cases if they receive parental consent

Nov 16th 2021, 6:15 AM 40,192 Views 17 Comments

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
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

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

Nov 14th 2021, 11:00 AM 46,575 Views 14 Comments

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
# Children And Covid
# Children And Covid

Taoiseach: No return to widespread contact tracing in school settings

Oct 29th 2021, 7:09 PM 15,350 Views 29 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 tracker app?

Oct 28th 2021, 12:12 PM 39,723 Views 62 Comments

There has been a surge in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

Holohan says it's 'right time' to ease Covid measures in schools
# New Approach
# New Approach

Holohan says it's 'right time' to ease Covid measures in schools

Sep 26th 2021, 5:45 PM 22,481 Views 31 Comments

Contact tracing is being halted in childcare and primary schools.

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'
# Schools
# Schools

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'

Sep 24th 2021, 3:13 PM 10,335 Views 43 Comments

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
# Return To Sport
# Return To Sport

Contact tracing through ticket details to form major part of plans for return of fans at sporting events

Jun 8th 2021, 12:32 PM 5,711 Views 10 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption

May 18th 2021, 1:21 PM 14,260 Views 1 Comment

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
# Ransomware Attack
# Ransomware Attack

Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres

Updated May 14th 2021, 12:43 PM 47,151 Views 21 Comments

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
# Source Investigation
# Source Investigation

Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work

Mar 31st 2021, 12:54 PM 14,113 Views 13 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March

Mar 25th 2021, 5:47 PM 28,811 Views 37 Comments

Around 20% of cases are currently identified as community transmission.

# contact-tracing - All time

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'

Dec 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 37,760 Views 53 Comments

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
# Track And Trace
# Track And Trace

Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers

Nov 25th 2020, 7:24 PM 18,255 Views 6 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Fifteen Dublin-based contact tracers unpaid for four weeks due to error

Nov 12th 2020, 5:25 PM 18,435 Views 20 Comments

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
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

HSE to begin 'enhanced contact tracing' to pinpoint infection hotspots after delay caused by surge in cases

Nov 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,855 Views 38 Comments

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
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

HSE says it will check if people asked to identify close contacts themselves were able to

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 3:45 PM 24,939 Views 19 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?

Oct 28th 2020, 8:09 AM 55,355 Views 56 Comments

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
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

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

Oct 25th 2020, 11:24 AM 51,480 Views 62 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE boss says rapid acceleration of cases and staff 'scheduling issue' led to contact tracing backlog

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:32 PM 10,743 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

Donnelly says HSE contact tracing backlog issue 'won't happen again' as Reid says 'I regret that it happened'

Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 11:51 AM 22,440 Views 81 Comments

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
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

Anger mounts as government learns of contact tracing collapse impacting thousands through the media

Oct 21st 2020, 1:54 PM 86,235 Views 139 Comments

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'
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

HSE forced to ask people to alert their own close contacts due to 'unprecedented pressure'

Oct 21st 2020, 7:25 AM 37,714 Views 92 Comments

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
# Covid Tracker
# Covid Tracker

Ireland's Covid tracker app is now linked with similar contact tracing apps from Italy and Germany

Oct 19th 2020, 2:42 PM 36,628 Views 58 Comments

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
# Case Study
# Case Study

Contact tracing concerns: School wasn't contacted by HSE until four days after confirmed Covid-19 case

Oct 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 101,422 Views 57 Comments

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
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

Health officials contacting over 200 people who attended Trump fundraiser hours before he announced he had Covid-19

Oct 5th 2020, 8:06 AM 25,931 Views 19 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Sep 24th 2020, 3:54 PM 27,264 Views 28 Comments

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
# Public Health
# Public Health

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity

Sep 14th 2020, 6:10 AM 36,438 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, 'Covid-19 sensors' have not been 'inserted secretly into every phone'

Aug 28th 2020, 2:34 PM 510 Views 0 Comments

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
# Testing
# Testing

Ireland records highest number of Covid-19 tests yesterday

Aug 22nd 2020, 1:30 PM 121,151 Views 86 Comments

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
# Testing
# Testing

Median turnaround time for Covid-19 tests and contact tracing now 2.83 days

Aug 18th 2020, 9:24 AM 34,510 Views 34 Comments

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?
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 tracker app?

Aug 9th 2020, 9:46 AM 82,442 Views 151 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

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

Aug 4th 2020, 11:50 AM 23,865 Views 87 Comments

The poll surveyed 2,000 people in July.

Cross-border approach to Covid-19 apps hailed as 'world first' by health minister
# Good Friday Appgreement
# Good Friday Appgreement

Cross-border approach to Covid-19 apps hailed as 'world first' by health minister

Jul 31st 2020, 3:34 PM 18,028 Views 14 Comments

The Irish and Northern Irish contact-tracing apps can work together.

Covid-19 contact tracing app launches in Northern Ireland
# Appy Too
# Appy Too

Covid-19 contact tracing app launches in Northern Ireland

Jul 30th 2020, 5:16 PM 14,211 Views 13 Comments

The app is called Stop Covid NI.

More than 100 people alerted of close contact with Covid-19 case through tracing app
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

More than 100 people alerted of close contact with Covid-19 case through tracing app

Jul 29th 2020, 2:12 PM 50,119 Views 39 Comments

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
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:37 PM 7,366 Views 15 Comments

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
# Travel
# Travel

'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:47 PM 48,717 Views 79 Comments

Only half of the calls made were answered.

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues
# Privacy
# Privacy

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

Jul 23rd 2020, 11:01 AM 30,679 Views 106 Comments

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?
# Covid App
# Covid App

Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland?

Jul 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 83,731 Views 119 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid called the Irish roll out the “most successful launch of this app anywhere in the world”

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

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

Jul 10th 2020, 7:27 PM 24,050 Views 23 Comments

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

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