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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Antigen tests looking likely for fully vaccinated close contacts

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has recommended to Government that antigen testing could be used for fully vaccinated close contacts.

At the moment, there is no recommendation for someone who is fully vaccinated to get any test.


“Given the current prevalence of the disease, we’re changing that advice,” Minister Donnelly said.

“So what will happen now is, if you are deemed to be a close contact and you’re fully vaccinated we’ll send you out a rapid test.”

“We’re also going to be making really good material available online for people as well, so there’s been a lot of very positive moves I think on antigen testing.”


Government has indicated that many sectors of the economy will be permitted to reopen, but with strict measures in place.

Cabinet is meeting today to finalise plans for the reopening on October 22nd.

IMAGE – “Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach” by House of the Oireachtas (CCBY2.0)


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