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# contact-tracing - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

HSE: Schools can inform of positive Covid cases if they receive parental consent
# Covid Surge
# Covid Surge

HSE: Schools can inform of positive Covid cases if they receive parental consent

Nov 16th 2021, 6:15 AM 39,727 Views 17 Comments

The HSE said it only recommended against this in cases where parental conset wasn’t sought or it wasn’t GDPR compliant.

# contact-tracing - Sunday 14 November, 2021

HSE says 'disappearing' list on online portal is intentional for close contacts in schools
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

HSE says 'disappearing' list on online portal is intentional for close contacts in schools

Nov 14th 2021, 11:00 AM 46,113 Views 14 Comments

It was highlighted that a positive case’s close contacts disappeared when the ‘school setting’ option was selected.

# contact-tracing - Friday 29 October, 2021

Taoiseach: No return to widespread contact tracing in school settings
# Children And Covid
# Children And Covid

Taoiseach: No return to widespread contact tracing in school settings

Oct 29th 2021, 7:09 PM 15,300 Views 29 Comments

But Micheál Martin said that NPHET or the HSE may pilot antigen testing in some settings off the back of ECDC advice.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 tracker app?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you using the Covid-19 tracker app?

Oct 28th 2021, 12:12 PM 39,611 Views 62 Comments

There has been a surge in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

# contact-tracing - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Holohan says it's 'right time' to ease Covid measures in schools
# New Approach
# New Approach

Holohan says it's 'right time' to ease Covid measures in schools

Sep 26th 2021, 5:45 PM 22,441 Views 31 Comments

Contact tracing is being halted in childcare and primary schools.

# contact-tracing - Friday 24 September, 2021

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'
# Schools
# Schools

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'

Sep 24th 2021, 3:13 PM 10,259 Views 43 Comments

Changes to contact tracing rules come into effect on Monday.

# contact-tracing - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Contact tracing through ticket details to form major part of plans for return of fans at sporting events
# Return To Sport
# Return To Sport

Contact tracing through ticket details to form major part of plans for return of fans at sporting events

Jun 8th 2021, 12:32 PM 5,690 Views 10 Comments

A code of conduct, which includes mask wearing and social distancing, will have to be followed by event organisers and spectators.

# contact-tracing - 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 14,229 Views 1 Comment

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

# contact-tracing - Friday 14 May, 2021

Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres
# Ransomware Attack
# Ransomware Attack

Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres

Updated May 14th 2021, 12:43 PM 47,085 Views 22 Comments

GPs are to advise patients to attend walk-in testing centres with priority given to symptomatic and close contacts at these centres.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work
# Source Investigation
# Source Investigation

Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work

Mar 31st 2021, 12:54 PM 14,077 Views 13 Comments

For the 20% of cases categorised as community transmission, additional questions will be asked about their movements over the previous seven days.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 25 March, 2021

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 28,708 Views 37 Comments

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

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: 'Over 2,000 cases per day would significantly challenge the contact tracing system'

Dec 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 37,744 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach said there are 700 contact tracers employed.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers
# Track And Trace
# Track And Trace

Nearly 800 contract tracers now on the books, but concerns raised about redeployment of specialist health workers

Nov 25th 2020, 7:24 PM 18,241 Views 6 Comments

There are thousands of children waiting for services such as speech and language therapy, the Dáil heard.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Fifteen Dublin-based contact tracers unpaid for four weeks due to error
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Fifteen Dublin-based contact tracers unpaid for four weeks due to error

Nov 12th 2020, 5:25 PM 18,416 Views 20 Comments

The contact tracers are set to be paid tomorrow.

HSE to begin 'enhanced contact tracing' to pinpoint infection hotspots after delay caused by surge in cases
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

HSE to begin 'enhanced contact tracing' to pinpoint infection hotspots after delay caused by surge in cases

Nov 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,838 Views 38 Comments

Confirmed cases will now be asked to describe their activities and contacts for up to 14 days prior to symptom onset.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

HSE says it will check if people asked to identify close contacts themselves were able to
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

HSE says it will check if people asked to identify close contacts themselves were able to

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 3:45 PM 24,914 Views 19 Comments

A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?

Oct 28th 2020, 8:09 AM 55,333 Views 56 Comments

A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.

# contact-tracing - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Most common number of close contacts in Ireland is now 3 as positivity declines
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

Most common number of close contacts in Ireland is now 3 as positivity declines

Oct 25th 2020, 11:24 AM 51,459 Views 62 Comments

The figure was confirmed by the HSE this morning.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 22 October, 2020

HSE boss says rapid acceleration of cases and staff 'scheduling issue' led to contact tracing backlog
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE boss says rapid acceleration of cases and staff 'scheduling issue' led to contact tracing backlog

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:32 PM 10,718 Views 17 Comments

Paul Reid also said he takes responsibility for the fact that the government was not informed of the issues at the weekend.

Donnelly says HSE contact tracing backlog issue 'won't happen again' as Reid says 'I regret that it happened'
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

Donnelly says HSE contact tracing backlog issue 'won't happen again' as Reid says 'I regret that it happened'

Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 11:51 AM 22,419 Views 81 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said it was a “risk-based decision we had to make”.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Anger mounts as government learns of contact tracing collapse impacting thousands through the media
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

Anger mounts as government learns of contact tracing collapse impacting thousands through the media

Oct 21st 2020, 1:54 PM 86,158 Views 139 Comments

The HSE is to ask more than 2,000 people who received a positive Covid-19 test result last week to alert their own close contacts.

HSE forced to ask people to alert their own close contacts due to 'unprecedented pressure'
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

HSE forced to ask people to alert their own close contacts due to 'unprecedented pressure'

Oct 21st 2020, 7:25 AM 37,689 Views 92 Comments

The HSE decided not to contact infected people from Friday, Saturday and Sunday over fears it would lead to significant delays in contact tracing.

# contact-tracing - Monday 19 October, 2020

Ireland's Covid tracker app is now linked with similar contact tracing apps from Italy and Germany
# Covid Tracker
# Covid Tracker

Ireland's Covid tracker app is now linked with similar contact tracing apps from Italy and Germany

Oct 19th 2020, 2:42 PM 36,534 Views 58 Comments

There are currently no countries on Ireland’s travel green list, however.

# contact-tracing - Friday 9 October, 2020

Contact tracing concerns: School wasn't contacted by HSE until four days after confirmed Covid-19 case
# Case Study
# Case Study

Contact tracing concerns: School wasn't contacted by HSE until four days after confirmed Covid-19 case

Oct 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 101,327 Views 57 Comments

A mother has raised concerns about the policy of schools not taking action until contacted by the HSE.

# contact-tracing - Monday 5 October, 2020

Health officials contacting over 200 people who attended Trump fundraiser hours before he announced he had Covid-19
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

Health officials contacting over 200 people who attended Trump fundraiser hours before he announced he had Covid-19

Oct 5th 2020, 8:06 AM 25,905 Views 19 Comments

Controversy has been mounting over the possibility the US President might have exposed numerous others to the virus.

# contact-tracing - 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 27,215 Views 28 Comments

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

# contact-tracing - Monday 14 September, 2020

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity
# Public Health
# Public Health

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity

Sep 14th 2020, 6:10 AM 36,384 Views 18 Comments

The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.

# contact-tracing - Friday 28 August, 2020

Debunked: No, 'Covid-19 sensors' have not been 'inserted secretly into every phone'
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, 'Covid-19 sensors' have not been 'inserted secretly into every phone'

Aug 28th 2020, 2:34 PM 500 Views 0 Comments

The post is part of a category of conspiracies that has targeted contact tracing apps launched to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

# contact-tracing - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Ireland records highest number of Covid-19 tests yesterday
# Testing
# Testing

Ireland records highest number of Covid-19 tests yesterday

Aug 22nd 2020, 1:30 PM 121,103 Views 86 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that 13,000 tests were completed, adding this is “our highest daily number ever”.

# contact-tracing - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Median turnaround time for Covid-19 tests and contact tracing now 2.83 days
# Testing
# Testing

Median turnaround time for Covid-19 tests and contact tracing now 2.83 days

Aug 18th 2020, 9:24 AM 34,445 Views 34 Comments

Contact tracing centres operated by Revenue and the Army band commenced work over the weekend

# contact-tracing - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 tracker app?
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 tracker app?

Aug 9th 2020, 9:46 AM 82,429 Views 151 Comments

As cases rise health officials fear that transmission could once again spread within the community.

# contact-tracing - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Nearly 70% of people would take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new poll
# Survey
# Survey

Nearly 70% of people would take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new poll

Aug 4th 2020, 11:50 AM 23,841 Views 87 Comments

The poll surveyed 2,000 people in July.

# contact-tracing - Friday 31 July, 2020

Cross-border approach to Covid-19 apps hailed as 'world first' by health minister
# Good Friday Appgreement
# Good Friday Appgreement

Cross-border approach to Covid-19 apps hailed as 'world first' by health minister

Jul 31st 2020, 3:34 PM 18,018 Views 14 Comments

The Irish and Northern Irish contact-tracing apps can work together.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Covid-19 contact tracing app launches in Northern Ireland
# Appy Too
# Appy Too

Covid-19 contact tracing app launches in Northern Ireland

Jul 30th 2020, 5:16 PM 14,194 Views 13 Comments

The app is called Stop Covid NI.

# contact-tracing - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

More than 100 people alerted of close contact with Covid-19 case through tracing app
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

More than 100 people alerted of close contact with Covid-19 case through tracing app

Jul 29th 2020, 2:12 PM 50,103 Views 39 Comments

Almost 1.45 million people have downloaded the Covid-19 tracker app since it went live in recent weeks.

# contact-tracing - Thursday 23 July, 2020

New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:37 PM 7,356 Views 15 Comments

There is interoperability with the Republic of Ireland’s Covid-19 contact tracing app.

'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July
# Travel
# Travel

'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:47 PM 48,629 Views 79 Comments

Only half of the calls made were answered.

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues
# Privacy
# Privacy

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

Jul 23rd 2020, 11:01 AM 30,595 Views 106 Comments

The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.

# contact-tracing - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland?
# Covid App
# Covid App

Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland?

Jul 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 83,595 Views 119 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid called the Irish roll out the “most successful launch of this app anywhere in the world”

# contact-tracing - Friday 10 July, 2020

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team
# Scam
# Scam

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team

Jul 10th 2020, 7:27 PM 23,937 Views 23 Comments

The HSE has stressed that it does not charge or ask for payment for testing.

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