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

Jun 22nd 2021, 1:44 PM 17,818 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jun 9th 2021, 6:00 PM 22,125 Views 43 Comments

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

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

May 18th 2021, 1:21 PM 14,216 Views 1 Comment

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

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

May 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 18,206 Views 45 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2021, 4:17 PM 20,483 Views 8 Comments

Donegal has experienced a rise in cases in recent weeks.

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

Apr 30th 2021, 8:04 PM 50,208 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Apr 15th 2021, 7:43 PM 33,095 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:47 AM 34,872 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.
Positivity rate running at 3% as 7,500 people attend walk-in Covid-19 test centres
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Positivity rate running at 3% as 7,500 people attend walk-in Covid-19 test centres

Mar 29th 2021, 9:48 AM 39,456 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2021, 11:00 AM 48,458 Views 82 Comments

Five test centres opened this week across the country.

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

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 5:53 PM 55,405 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
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HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March

Mar 25th 2021, 5:47 PM 28,662 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Feb 17th 2021, 10:09 AM 5,132 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Feb 9th 2021, 8:01 PM 27,237 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 24,706 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Jan 27th 2021, 5:55 PM 19,036 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Jan 18th 2021, 3:46 PM 15,080 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Jan 5th 2021, 4:16 PM 3,298 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Dec 31st 2020, 5:11 PM 86,732 Views 130 Comments

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

Thousands of lorry drivers could spend Christmas in Kent traffic backlog
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Thousands of lorry drivers could spend Christmas in Kent traffic backlog

Dec 24th 2020, 12:01 PM 25,468 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.

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

Dec 3rd 2020, 3:59 PM 10,595 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Nov 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 30,918 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Updated Nov 18th 2020, 5:26 PM 47,441 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Nov 15th 2020, 8:30 AM 23,121 Views 0 Comments

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

Confused by the current travel advice? You're not alone. Here's everything you need to know right now
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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 49,048 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 7:40 PM 83,383 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.

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

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 4:48 PM 56,267 Views 86 Comments

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

Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating
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Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating

Oct 20th 2020, 7:55 PM 5,518 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
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Half of close contacts not showing up for second Covid-19 test

Oct 20th 2020, 6:14 PM 49,265 Views 75 Comments

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

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

Oct 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 19,481 Views 21 Comments

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

Munster Rugby confirm two further cases of Covid-19
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Munster Rugby confirm two further cases of Covid-19

Oct 8th 2020, 9:47 PM 13,860 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
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Munster cancel training again as province awaits further Covid-19 test results

Oct 8th 2020, 3:36 PM 6,535 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Oct 2nd 2020, 7:48 AM 31,600 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.

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

Sep 24th 2020, 3:54 PM 27,209 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2020, 6:15 AM 42,920 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Sep 17th 2020, 10:07 PM 49,915 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
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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 45,661 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.

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

Sep 11th 2020, 6:06 PM 16,837 Views 12 Comments

The testing rollout follows a recommendation from NPHET.

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

Sep 9th 2020, 3:19 PM 6,866 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Sep 8th 2020, 7:02 AM 22,271 Views 10 Comments

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

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