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# Testing

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People with Covid symptoms must self-isolate but most don’t need a test, interim CMO explains
Shanghai to start easing lockdown after mass Covid testing
New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know
First vaccination clinics for vulnerable children held as hospitals face pressure due to Covid
Demand for Covid tests 'extremely high' as system ramps up again post Christmas
Biden pledges 500 million free rapid Covid tests to counter Omicron
Third additional Covid test centre this week to open in Swords tomorrow
'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar
Plan to subsidise antigen tests to be signed off on later this week or next Tuesday, says Tánaiste
Antigen tests are being used 'widely but not properly', says chief medical officer
HSE says 'disappearing' list on online portal is intentional for close contacts in schools
Ireland given the all-clear for All Blacks clash after Covid scare in camp
New testing regime on the cards for people who can't get the vaccine on medical grounds
State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'
Additional supports for Covid testing in some counties as positivity rises in community
Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic
Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples
No plans to change current testing regime, but contact screening to be reduced in longer-term
Health service expects ‘busy’ September for Covid-19 testing in schools
Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties
Dáil committee calls on Holohan to explain opposition to antigen tests
High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption
'A false reassurance': Health officials caution against widespread use of rapid antigen tests
Eight more temporary walk-in test centres, including two in Donegal, to open
HSE to temporarily open walk-in Covid-19 test centres in seven more towns
Four new walk-in Covid-19 test centres will open this week
Four new walk-in Covid test centres open as 255 patients in hospital with Covid-19
Positivity rate running at 3% as 7,500 people attend walk-in Covid-19 test centres
Poll: Would you take a free, walk-in Covid-19 test for people without symptoms?
1,400 people attend new 'walk-in, no appointment needed' Covid-19 test centres today
HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March
Scrum coach Servat tests positive as France confirm third Covid-19 case
UL to set up test centre after rise in Covid-19 cases among students living near campus
Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case
HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts
Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says
Premier League records 40 Covid-19 cases in latest week of testing
Covid-19 close contacts no longer advised to get tested but still told to restrict movements
Thousands of lorry drivers could spend Christmas in Kent traffic backlog
Full Covid-19 testing and tracing will be provided during the Christmas period