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Randox says it takes complaints seriously after customers miss flights due to delayed results
Customers have expressed frustration with Randox’s delivery times and appointment system.
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New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know
The changes are aimed at freeing up Covid-19 testing capacity and easing disruption to businesses.
Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says
Paul Reid said the HSE is continuing to ramp up capacity for PCR testing as demand increases.
Paul Reid said it appears cases of Omicron may have peaked in some other countries but not yet in Ireland
He said the HSE is continuing to ramp up capacity for PCR testing as demand increases
Children aged five to 11 who are at high risk from Covid-19, or live with someone high risk, can now be registered for a vaccine
Vaccine registration opens for high-risk children aged 5 to 11
PCR testing facilities to operate on Christmas Day and St Stephens' Day
Ireland has the third highest uptake of booster vaccines in the EU.
Less invasive saliva PCR test 'almost as accurate' as nose/throat swab
In a new Irish study 94% of the positive nose/throat samples also tested positive for Covid-19 via the saliva test.
Government won't provide free PCR tests to people heading off on international holidays, says junior Minister
Minister for State Ossian Smyth says that holidaymakers will need to reach out to private testing companies.
Health Minister says Professor Philip Nolan's tweet comparing antigen tests to snake oil was 'not helpful'
Stephen Donnelly said antigen testing is a part of Government policy when it comes to reopening society.
Seven new walk-in Covid test centres are being set up this week
Three of the centres are opening tomorrow.
Walk-in Covid testing to be introduced in areas with high virus rates
“We’re targeting the virus where we know it is,” the health minister said.
Expert group reviewing if antigen tests can be used in schools and workplaces
The health minister said from this week, significant volumes of antigen tests are being deployed across healthcare settings.
FactCheck: No, the WHO didn't say a positive Covid-19 test is more likely due to a cold
False claims on social media have inaccurately attributed a quote to the World Health Organization.
FactCheck: Have manufacturers provided 'incomplete testing data' meaning their vaccines won't be approved?
False claims have spread on social media about Covid-19 testing and vaccination.
FactCheck: Did the creator of PCR tests say they don't work for Covid-19?
Posts on social media have wrongly claimed that PCR testing is inaccurate and produces a high rate of false positive results.
Covid-19 test centres fully operational in Cork and Shannon Airports from tomorrow
Travellers arriving into Ireland from ‘red’ regions in the EU will be allowed to move freely once they pass a PCR Covid-19 test five days following their arrival.
Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating
The player has been isolating since Wednesday after being a close contact of a confirmed case.