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# testing - Yesterday’s News

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

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

13 hours ago 10,656 Views 41 Comments

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

# testing - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Additional supports for Covid testing in some counties as positivity rises in community

Additional supports for Covid testing in some counties as positivity rises in community

Oct 12th 2021, 6:23 PM 15,852 Views 4 Comments

Yesterday around 17,000 tests were done in the community.

# testing - Friday 17 September, 2021

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic
# Put To Test
# Put To Test

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic

Sep 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,732 Views 30 Comments
  • €217 million has been spent on providing free PCR tests this year up to August, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The HSE has purchased two million “I got my Covid-19 vaccine” badges and spent €8,800 on photo backdrops.
  • It is "very pleased" with the number of people sharing photos online after they receive a vaccine.

# testing - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples
# Testing
# Testing

Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples

Sep 16th 2021, 7:29 PM 22,284 Views 39 Comments

A further 1,413 cases of Covid-19 were notified on today.

# testing - Monday 13 September, 2021

No plans to change current testing regime, but contact screening to be reduced in longer-term
# Testing
# Testing

No plans to change current testing regime, but contact screening to be reduced in longer-term

Updated Sep 13th 2021, 1:58 PM 23,812 Views 49 Comments
  • The HSE says there are no current plans to change the existing testing regime.
  • However, an internal discussion paper suggested those with mild symptoms may be able to forego a test.
  • Close contact testing will likely be scaled back in the future if the pandemic recedes to an epidemic.

# testing - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Health service expects ‘busy’ September for Covid-19 testing in schools
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Health service expects ‘busy’ September for Covid-19 testing in schools

Sep 5th 2021, 5:13 PM 16,141 Views 19 Comments

The HSE national lead said the executive was already tracking and carrying out testing in several hundred schools since they re-opened.

# testing - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties
# Covid Test
# Covid Test

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties

Jun 22nd 2021, 1:44 PM 18,776 Views 10 Comments

People can still show up to these test centres without booking an appointment.

# testing - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Dáil committee calls on Holohan to explain opposition to antigen tests
# Testing
# Testing

Dáil committee calls on Holohan to explain opposition to antigen tests

Jun 9th 2021, 6:00 PM 22,162 Views 43 Comments

NPHET has objected to the use of the rapid tests among the general public.

# testing - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption
# Covid19
# Covid19

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption

May 18th 2021, 1:21 PM 14,228 Views 1 Comment

People who are symptomatic are being advised to go to any community testing centre.

# testing - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

'A false reassurance': Health officials caution against widespread use of rapid antigen tests
# Testing
# Testing

'A false reassurance': Health officials caution against widespread use of rapid antigen tests

May 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 18,425 Views 45 Comments

Supermarket chain LIDL made headlines on Thursday when it announced it will stock rapid antigen testing kits in its stores.

# testing - Friday 7 May, 2021

Eight more temporary walk-in test centres, including two in Donegal, to open
# Testing
# Testing

Eight more temporary walk-in test centres, including two in Donegal, to open

May 7th 2021, 4:17 PM 20,564 Views 8 Comments

Donegal has experienced a rise in cases in recent weeks.

# testing - Friday 30 April, 2021

HSE to temporarily open walk-in Covid-19 test centres in seven more towns
# Tried And Tested
# Tried And Tested

HSE to temporarily open walk-in Covid-19 test centres in seven more towns

Apr 30th 2021, 8:04 PM 50,386 Views 12 Comments

More than 50,000 people have been tested in the existing walk-in centres.

# testing - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Four new walk-in Covid-19 test centres will open this week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Four new walk-in Covid-19 test centres will open this week

Apr 15th 2021, 7:43 PM 33,237 Views 26 Comments

Three of the centres will be located in Dublin and the fourth one will be located in Cahir, Co Tipperary.

# testing - Friday 2 April, 2021

Four new walk-in Covid test centres open as 255 patients in hospital with Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Four new walk-in Covid test centres open as 255 patients in hospital with Covid-19

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:47 AM 35,141 Views 70 Comments
  • The number of hospitalisations is at its lowest point since Christmas Day.
  • As of 6.30pm last night, there were 61 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • The HSE is opening the walk-in centres in areas where the number of positive cases are particularly high.

# testing - Monday 29 March, 2021

Positivity rate running at 3% as 7,500 people attend walk-in Covid-19 test centres
# Community Testing
# Community Testing

Positivity rate running at 3% as 7,500 people attend walk-in Covid-19 test centres

Mar 29th 2021, 9:48 AM 39,465 Views 55 Comments

Four of the walk-in centres are in different parts of Dublin and one is in Tullamore.

# testing - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Poll: Would you take a free, walk-in Covid-19 test for people without symptoms?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you take a free, walk-in Covid-19 test for people without symptoms?

Mar 27th 2021, 11:00 AM 48,498 Views 82 Comments

Five test centres opened this week across the country.

# testing - Thursday 25 March, 2021

1,400 people attend new 'walk-in, no appointment needed' Covid-19 test centres today
# Test Centres
# Test Centres

1,400 people attend new 'walk-in, no appointment needed' Covid-19 test centres today

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 5:53 PM 55,500 Views 83 Comments

The temporary testing centres will allow people who don’t have symptoms of Covid-19 to get a free test.

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March

Mar 25th 2021, 5:47 PM 28,692 Views 37 Comments

Around 20% of cases are currently identified as community transmission.

# testing - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Scrum coach Servat tests positive as France confirm third Covid-19 case
# Les Bleus
From The42
# Les Bleus

Scrum coach Servat tests positive as France confirm third Covid-19 case

Feb 17th 2021, 10:09 AM 5,136 Views 3 Comments

However, all the French players have tested negative for the second time this week.

# testing - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

UL to set up test centre after rise in Covid-19 cases among students living near campus
# Testing
# Testing

UL to set up test centre after rise in Covid-19 cases among students living near campus

Feb 9th 2021, 8:01 PM 27,246 Views 35 Comments

The cases are “largely based around simple household visits”.

# testing - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 24,709 Views 11 Comments

Mobile testing units and home testing kits will be deployed across eight communities in England.

# testing - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts

Jan 27th 2021, 5:55 PM 19,077 Views 29 Comments

Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last month.

# testing - Monday 18 January, 2021

Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says
# Prioritisation
# Prioritisation

Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says

Jan 18th 2021, 3:46 PM 15,084 Views 25 Comments

A HSE document says “every effort should be made” to ensure vaccines are given to frontline healthcare workers.

# testing - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Premier League records 40 Covid-19 cases in latest week of testing
# Season High
From The42
# Season High

Premier League records 40 Covid-19 cases in latest week of testing

Jan 5th 2021, 4:16 PM 3,300 Views 16 Comments

The figure is more than double that of the previous week, which was the highest since the beginning of Project Restart.

# testing - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Covid-19 close contacts no longer advised to get tested but still told to restrict movements
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 close contacts no longer advised to get tested but still told to restrict movements

Dec 31st 2020, 5:11 PM 86,824 Views 130 Comments

It is still “imperative” for close contacts to restrict movements and contact a GP if symptoms develop.

# testing - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Thousands of lorry drivers could spend Christmas in Kent traffic backlog
# Channel Crossing
# Channel Crossing

Thousands of lorry drivers could spend Christmas in Kent traffic backlog

Dec 24th 2020, 12:01 PM 25,490 Views 18 Comments

Drivers coming from the UK need to be tested to be allowed into France – causing huge delays despite the borders being opened.

# testing - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Full Covid-19 testing and tracing will be provided during the Christmas period
# HSE
# HSE

Full Covid-19 testing and tracing will be provided during the Christmas period

Dec 3rd 2020, 3:59 PM 10,606 Views 5 Comments

The Covid facilities will have to be fully resourced over the holidays, says the HSE.

# testing - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Covid-19 drive-thru test centre opens at Dublin Airport today
# Christmas Travel
# Christmas Travel

Covid-19 drive-thru test centre opens at Dublin Airport today

Nov 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 30,973 Views 39 Comments

The two screening centres will offer tests priced between €99 and €159.

# testing - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'
# Testing
# Testing

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'

Updated Nov 18th 2020, 5:26 PM 47,451 Views 34 Comments

The Taoiseach says Irish public health experts are “not converts” to antigen testing.

# testing - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Debunked: No, the HSE hasn't said its coronavirus testing method is useless
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, the HSE hasn't said its coronavirus testing method is useless

Nov 15th 2020, 8:30 AM 23,179 Views 0 Comments

The PCR test is globally recognised as the gold standard method for detecting the coronavirus.

# testing - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Confused by the current travel advice? You're not alone. Here's everything you need to know right now
# Christmas Plans
# Christmas Plans

Confused by the current travel advice? You're not alone. Here's everything you need to know right now

Nov 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,090 Views 41 Comments

‘Baby please come home,’ Bono once sang… But will Tony Holohan endorse that message this year?

# testing - Thursday 12 November, 2020

CMO says travel home to spend time with family for Christmas is considered 'non-essential'
# TAKE OFF
# TAKE OFF

CMO says travel home to spend time with family for Christmas is considered 'non-essential'

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 7:40 PM 83,397 Views 127 Comments

Earlier the Tánasite told the Dáil that it is “too soon” for people to book flights home to spend Christmas in Ireland.

# testing - Friday 23 October, 2020

Covid-19 testing lab to close this weekend over 'unavoidable staff shortages'
# Testing
# Testing

Covid-19 testing lab to close this weekend over 'unavoidable staff shortages'

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 4:48 PM 56,323 Views 86 Comments

The HSE said that the closure would have no impact on testing responses.

# testing - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating
# Testing
From The42
# Testing

Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating

Oct 20th 2020, 7:55 PM 5,520 Views 1 Comment

The player has been isolating since Wednesday after being a close contact of a confirmed case.

Half of close contacts not showing up for second Covid-19 test
# Testing And Tracing
# Testing And Tracing

Half of close contacts not showing up for second Covid-19 test

Oct 20th 2020, 6:14 PM 49,515 Views 75 Comments

Close contacts are tested twice whether they have symptoms or not.

# testing - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

One-third of Chinese city of nine million people swabbed for Covid-19 in two days
# Qingdao
# Qingdao

One-third of Chinese city of nine million people swabbed for Covid-19 in two days

Oct 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 19,486 Views 21 Comments

There has been a small number of confirmed cases in Qingdao in recent days.

# testing - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Munster Rugby confirm two further cases of Covid-19
# Testing
From The42
# Testing

Munster Rugby confirm two further cases of Covid-19

Oct 8th 2020, 9:47 PM 13,861 Views 7 Comments

The squad will return to training in Limerick tomorrow ahead of their meeting with Edinburgh.

Munster cancel training again as province awaits further Covid-19 test results
# Disruption
From The42
# Disruption

Munster cancel training again as province awaits further Covid-19 test results

Oct 8th 2020, 3:36 PM 6,538 Views 9 Comments

A senior player tested positive for the virus earlier this week, with a further six players identified as close contacts.

# testing - Friday 2 October, 2020

Nearly 20,000 US Amazon workers have tested positive for coronavirus
# Testing
# Testing

Nearly 20,000 US Amazon workers have tested positive for coronavirus

Oct 2nd 2020, 7:48 AM 31,605 Views 32 Comments

The admission comes after months of pressure from workers and labour groups calling for the company to divulge the number of those infected.

# testing - Thursday 24 September, 2020

HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six

Sep 24th 2020, 3:54 PM 27,211 Views 28 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said the numbers failing to turn up for their swab appointments has reduced now.

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