Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 9°C Sunday 29 November 2020

#Testing

# testing - Thursday 19 November, 2020

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

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'

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

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

‘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'

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'

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

# testing - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

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

Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating

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

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

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

# testing - Thursday 8 October, 2020

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

Munster Rugby confirm two further cases of Covid-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The testing rollout follows a recommendation from NPHET.

# testing - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# testing - Friday 28 August, 2020

Family should restrict movements while child is waiting on Covid-19 test result - HSE

The average turnaround time for a Covid-19 test currently is 2-3 days.

From The42 Zero positive Covid results means green light given for Munster-Connacht clash All Clear

Zero positive Covid results means green light given for Munster-Connacht clash

The provinces face off at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.

Debunked: No, parents will not receive a consent form to let schools make medical decisions for children

The claim was widely shared on Facebook.

# testing - Thursday 27 August, 2020

From The42 No positive Covid tests in Ulster senior squad as clash with Leinster gets all-clear Game On

No positive Covid tests in Ulster senior squad as clash with Leinster gets all-clear

With the Ulster and Leinster squads all testing negative, Saturday’s game will continue as planned.

'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing

On schools, the HSE said today “the risks of keeping schools closed now outweigh the risk of Covid for children”.

# testing - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Covid committee: HSE boss to be questioned on clusters in meat plants and re-opening of schools

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly and Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn will also appear today.

# testing - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Ireland records highest number of Covid-19 tests yesterday

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

# testing - Thursday 20 August, 2020

From The42 Green light! Irish rugby gets the all-clear to return this weekend Testing

Green light! Irish rugby gets the all-clear to return this weekend

The latest round of Covid-19 testing in the provinces returned zero positive tests.

HSE says some positive Covid-19 cases have up to 50 close contacts

Over the last week, 55,000 tests have been completed, with 41,000 of those samples being taken through community or serial testing systems.

Explainer: What's the latest advice about Covid-19 symptoms and when should you seek a test?

Hrere’s another look at Ireland’s testing system and how it works.

# testing - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Ryan says system was 'caught off guard' when testing increased to track recent outbreaks

He said there were difficulties scaling up contact tracing staff numbers.

# testing - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

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

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

# testing - Monday 17 August, 2020

Tipperary mushroom company concerned at level of asymptomatic Covid-19 cases among staff

The company temporarily suspended operations on Friday.

# testing - Monday 10 August, 2020

'No one should have to pay': Acting CMO says Covid-19 tests should be free for the public

There are concerns that the cost of tests could stop those with the virus from coming forward.

From The42 Relief for Atletico after negative tests ahead of Leipzig quarter-final

Relief for Atletico after negative tests ahead of Leipzig quarter-final

Tests on Saturday revealed two positive cases, which Atletico confirmed in a statement on Monday to be players Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko.

# testing - Friday 7 August, 2020

Donnelly agrees there should be reform in workplace practices after latest outbreaks in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

The meat industry today said there have been a high proportion of asymptomatic positive cases among workers.

# testing - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective

The review found detection rates are low due to cases that do not present with a fever and those who are infectious before showing symptoms.

# testing - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Lockdown restrictions to be reimposed on Aberdeen after coronavirus cluster

All indoor and outdoor hospitality has been told to close by 5pm today.

1 2 3 4 5