The Minister for Further and Higher Education has said he is “determined” to roll out a number of rapid testing pilot sites across college campuses, university campuses, and student accommodation.
Simon Harris said it was a priority for Government to “make sure that students next year have a much better on-site experience” in September and October.
“I really think rapid testing, alongside the vaccination programme, could be a major help in this regard,” he said.
He said there would be an update in the coming days.
College students have been forced to mainly study remotely over the past year, not allowing them to engage in the normal college experience.
Rapid antigen testing will allow a safer return to normality for students while the vaccination program takes hold.