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COVID-19: Close contacts of airline passengers no longer routinely traced

Airline passengers who are close contacts of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 will no longer be routinely traced.

According to the new guidance, the system of tracing ended on the 8th of September but may still be implemented for certain circumstances after a public health assessment.

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Some of these circumstances include instances where there are more cases of Covid-19 on a flight among people who are not connected or travelling as a family or group.

Another circumstance is if highly vulnerable groups could have been exposed to the virus or if there are one or more new variants of concern or interest involved.

Throughout the pandemic, close contacts of an airline passenger were traced, as one of the main reasons for the virus spreading to Ireland was due to infected people travelling to the country from abroad.

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The European Centres for Disease Control has advised that standard prevention measures are recommended during travel.

Some of these measures include avoiding travelling if exhibiting symptoms, ensuring physical distancing is maintained as well as hand hygiene.

Other measures include coughing or sneezing into a tissue or elbow, as well as the use of face masks on board the flight and situations where social distancing cannot be maintained.

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