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Antigen tests to be made available in primary schools by November 29th

Minister for Education Norma Foley has confirmed that antigen tests will be made available to primary schools on or before November 29th.

Foley said the HSE will provide antigen tests to parents or guardians of all children in a class pod if one person in the pod tests positive for Covid-19.

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Where two or more cases are reported in seven-day period outside of the original classroom pod, antigen tests will be provided to the full class.

Parents and guardians will be asked to inform school principals if a pupil tests positive for Covid-19. The school will the inform parents or guardians of the other children in the class pod.

Foley further said the HSE plans to be fully operational with a call centre in place to organise the delivery of antigen tests from November 29th.

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The tests will be free of charge.

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