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#contact tracing

# contact-tracing - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

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

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

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 2:13 PM 36,987 Views 71 Comments

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
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

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

Updated Jul 6th 2020, 11:59 PM 91,623 Views 133 Comments

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
# Data
# Data

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

Jun 26th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,933 Views 13 Comments

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
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

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

Jun 25th 2020, 6:20 AM 13,319 Views 4 Comments

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
# Poll

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

Jun 24th 2020, 8:40 AM 50,583 Views 89 Comments

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
# Study
# Study

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

Jun 24th 2020, 7:10 AM 18,794 Views 57 Comments

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?
# Close Contact
# Close Contact

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

Jun 20th 2020, 9:00 PM 40,631 Views 24 Comments

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
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

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

Jun 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 25,056 Views 14 Comments

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
# Keeping Track
# Keeping Track

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

Jun 11th 2020, 9:08 AM 61,978 Views 84 Comments

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
# Exposure Notification
# Exposure Notification

Irish contact tracing app to begin field testing next week

May 30th 2020, 2:02 PM 17,454 Views 64 Comments

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
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

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

May 28th 2020, 11:18 AM 10,634 Views 22 Comments

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
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

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

May 21st 2020, 10:26 AM 17,847 Views 44 Comments

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
# 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 32,297 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.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 14 May, 2020

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

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

May 14th 2020, 10:57 AM 9,582 Views 54 Comments

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
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

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

May 12th 2020, 11:59 PM 19,315 Views 43 Comments

“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
# Leaving Lockdown
# Leaving Lockdown

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

May 11th 2020, 9:31 PM 27,322 Views 41 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

May 10th 2020, 3:44 PM 23,429 Views 55 Comments

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

# contact-tracing - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Harris says he wants 'all-island approach' to new contact tracing app
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

Harris says he wants 'all-island approach' to new contact tracing app

May 7th 2020, 8:03 PM 18,365 Views 68 Comments

The HSE is aiming to release its contact tracing app by the end of this month.

# contact-tracing - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Covid-19 contact tracing app due to be launched by end of May
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

Covid-19 contact tracing app due to be launched by end of May

May 3rd 2020, 2:44 PM 25,040 Views 68 Comments

The app will be released on an opt-in basis and use bluetooth technology.

# contact-tracing - Friday 1 May, 2020

'Ireland hasn't got the basics right yet': How is Covid-19 testing going for GPs?
# The Healthcare Canary
# The Healthcare Canary

'Ireland hasn't got the basics right yet': How is Covid-19 testing going for GPs?

May 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 23,063 Views 24 Comments

“If we don’t have it for [this] level, we don’t have it for a surge,” one GP said.

# contact-tracing - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Covid-19: HSE says contact tracing app could be rolled out 'in the next 10 days'
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

Covid-19: HSE says contact tracing app could be rolled out 'in the next 10 days'

Updated Mar 29th 2020, 2:15 PM 64,722 Views 118 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Connors this morning described it as a “very important piece of technology.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Public service workers to be transferred to help with contact tracing and social welfare applications
# Emergency Mobilisation
# Emergency Mobilisation

Public service workers to be transferred to help with contact tracing and social welfare applications

Mar 18th 2020, 6:58 PM 52,591 Views 30 Comments

It comes after a flood of workers signalled their desire to help tackle the public health crisis.

# contact-tracing - Friday 13 March, 2020

80 Defence Forces cadets are being trained in Covid-19 contact tracing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

80 Defence Forces cadets are being trained in Covid-19 contact tracing

Mar 13th 2020, 6:56 PM 33,490 Views 29 Comments

20 cadets will be starting the role from today.

# contact-tracing - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Coronavirus: What is contact tracing and who is considered a 'close contact'?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: What is contact tracing and who is considered a 'close contact'?

Mar 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 97,889 Views 54 Comments

Health authorities have processes in place that will still be necessary even as the number of cases here rises.