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This year
'Huge increase' in antigen tests sold as Covid-19 cases rise again
There has been a steady increase in cases of Covid-19 in recent weeks.
Last year
Isolation rules for close contacts are being relaxed from today — here's a look at the changes
The new, more relaxed regime is being put in place largely to alleviate staffing issues across the economy.
Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives
The at-home antigen test kits are sold in a number of shops and pharmacies in Ireland.
The HPRA has received a number of complaints about the Genrui antigen tests, Órla Ryan reports
The at-home antigen tests are sold in a number of shops and pharmacies in Ireland
Genrui said it will continue to work "with local agents and partners" to resolve the issue
Schools set to re-open on Thursday as safety measures deemed 'effective and appropriate'
Free antigen tests for symptomatic under-40s can now be ordered online
All time
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
Demand for Covid tests 'extremely high' as system ramps up again post Christmas
There were no appointments available in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford at the time of writing.
All arrivals into Ireland will be advised to take antigen tests for five days
The Taoiseach announced the measure in an address to the nation this evening.
'Only consider using an antigen test if you have no Covid symptoms', Holohan urges
Cabinet is widely expected to sign off on plans to subsidise antigen tests on Tuesday.
Covid-19 test centres experienced busiest day to date this week with over 23k tests in one day
Test centres have been particularly busy in some parts of the country, including Dublin and Cork.
State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'
Ireland is understood to have two million rapid tests in stock.
About 43,000 people ‘given wrong PCR Covid test results' in the UK
The errors relate to test results given to people between September 8 and October 12.