Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (455)

Cormac Devlin

Question:

455. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the use of Covid-19 antibody tests can be considered to confirm a positive Covid-19 result for the purposes of the EU Digital COVID Certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39064/21]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Currently, my Department through the OGCIO are producing Digital COVID certificates for Vaccination and Recovery, through a process of data transfer established with the HSE/Department of Health; and for PCR and Antigen testing, through a process of data transfer established with those laboratories that are able to comply with the Statement of Operating Procedures produced by the Department of Health.

In all instances, OGCIO act on the instruction of the Department of Health. If new health policy is developed with regard to antibody tests and the Department issues us new instructions, we will seek to implement these as soon as possible.