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# pcr-tests - Friday 14 January, 2022

Isolation rules for close contacts are being relaxed from today — here's a look at the changes
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Isolation rules for close contacts are being relaxed from today — here's a look at the changes

Jan 14th 2022, 6:00 AM 31,108 Views 11 Comments

The new, more relaxed regime is being put in place largely to alleviate staffing issues across the economy.

# pcr-tests - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives
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# Covid-19

Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives

Jan 4th 2022, 4:11 PM 214,175 Views 65 Comments
  • 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

# pcr-tests - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says
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# Pcr Tests

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 12:50 PM 111,963 Views 138 Comments
  • 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

# pcr-tests - Monday 27 December, 2021

Demand for Covid tests 'extremely high' as system ramps up again post Christmas
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# Coronavirus

Demand for Covid tests 'extremely high' as system ramps up again post Christmas

Dec 27th 2021, 12:18 PM 61,699 Views 91 Comments

There were no appointments available in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford at the time of writing.

# pcr-tests - Friday 17 December, 2021

All arrivals into Ireland will be advised to take antigen tests for five days
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# Travel

All arrivals into Ireland will be advised to take antigen tests for five days

Dec 17th 2021, 6:37 PM 37,317 Views 34 Comments

The Taoiseach announced the measure in an address to the nation this evening.

# pcr-tests - Sunday 21 November, 2021

'Only consider using an antigen test if you have no Covid symptoms', Holohan urges
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# Chief Medical Officer

'Only consider using an antigen test if you have no Covid symptoms', Holohan urges

Updated Nov 21st 2021, 9:08 AM 83,165 Views 104 Comments

Cabinet is widely expected to sign off on plans to subsidise antigen tests on Tuesday.

# pcr-tests - Friday 12 November, 2021

Covid-19 test centres experienced busiest day to date this week with over 23k tests in one day
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# Test Centres

Covid-19 test centres experienced busiest day to date this week with over 23k tests in one day

Nov 12th 2021, 5:58 PM 20,479 Views 6 Comments

Test centres have been particularly busy in some parts of the country, including Dublin and Cork.

# pcr-tests - Thursday 21 October, 2021

State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'
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# Rapid Testing

State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'

Oct 21st 2021, 2:28 PM 12,397 Views 42 Comments

Ireland is understood to have two million rapid tests in stock.

# pcr-tests - Friday 15 October, 2021

About 43,000 people ‘given wrong PCR Covid test results' in the UK
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# Test And Trace

About 43,000 people ‘given wrong PCR Covid test results' in the UK

Oct 15th 2021, 3:03 PM 18,557 Views 9 Comments

The errors relate to test results given to people between September 8 and October 12.