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# 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

Tue 6:00 AM 17,826 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 20,049 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 49,502 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 32,809 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 34,601 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 39,371 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 48,348 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 55,271 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 28,614 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 5,128 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 27,221 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 24,696 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 19,024 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 15,004 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 3,296 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 86,601 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 25,458 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 10,592 Views 4 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 30,784 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 47,416 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 23,002 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 48,984 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 83,368 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 56,220 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 5,517 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 48,775 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 19,471 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 13,857 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 6,531 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 31,596 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 27,202 Views 28 Comments

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

# testing - Friday 18 September, 2020

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing

Sep 18th 2020, 6:15 AM 42,911 Views 22 Comments

The government has emphasised the importance of keeping schools open in its new plan for living with Covid-19.

# testing - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Senior NHS officials contacted HSE seeking help for Covid-19 tests
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

Senior NHS officials contacted HSE seeking help for Covid-19 tests

Sep 17th 2020, 10:07 PM 49,912 Views 32 Comments

Paul Reid was defending Ireland’s testing capacity following a surge in demand for Covid-19 tests in recent weeks.

14 deaths in September, 77,000 tests, a rising 14-day incidence rate: Here's where Ireland stands as winter approaches
# Covid19
# Covid19

14 deaths in September, 77,000 tests, a rising 14-day incidence rate: Here's where Ireland stands as winter approaches

Sep 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 45,648 Views 64 Comments

We’ve put together the latest statistics – and how to find them – on how Covid-19 is spreading in Ireland and what that means.

# testing - Friday 11 September, 2020

Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres
# Testing
# Testing

Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres

Sep 11th 2020, 6:06 PM 16,835 Views 12 Comments

The testing rollout follows a recommendation from NPHET.

# testing - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Green light for the Pro14 final as Leinster and Ulster tests show all-clear
# Decider
From The42
# Decider

Green light for the Pro14 final as Leinster and Ulster tests show all-clear

Sep 9th 2020, 3:19 PM 6,864 Views 2 Comments

There were zero positive results in the latest round of PCR testing.

# testing - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Suspected Covid-19 cases three times higher than official statistics, says new UK study
# New Research
# New Research

Suspected Covid-19 cases three times higher than official statistics, says new UK study

Sep 8th 2020, 7:02 AM 22,265 Views 10 Comments

Unlike other studies, this research found women were most at risk than men from developing the disease.

# testing - Sunday 6 September, 2020

France places seven more regions on high alert for Covid-19
# France
# France

France places seven more regions on high alert for Covid-19

Sep 6th 2020, 1:40 PM 28,130 Views 9 Comments

There are now 28 ‘red zones’ where authorities can impose exceptional measures to slow the number of new cases.

# testing - Friday 4 September, 2020

Two additional pop up Covid-19 testing centres opening in Dublin this weekend
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Two additional pop up Covid-19 testing centres opening in Dublin this weekend

Sep 4th 2020, 9:58 PM 41,701 Views 29 Comments

The pop up centres will increase capacity by between 180 to 200 tests per day.

# testing - Thursday 3 September, 2020

HSE urges public to apply for paid testing, swabbing and contact tracing roles
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE urges public to apply for paid testing, swabbing and contact tracing roles

Sep 3rd 2020, 12:35 PM 69,942 Views 47 Comments

At this morning’s HSE briefing, CEO Reid said that 3,000 tests have been completed among meat plant workers.

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