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Covid-19 Tests

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 24 November 2021

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Questions (105)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Question:

105. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education if school staff will receive antigen tests and, if so, the circumstances that will permit same. [57869/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Department of Health and the HSE, working in collaboration with the Department of Education has announced last week a programme in which antigen tests will be made available to children in primary schools.

Where there is a confirmed case in a pod, an SNA or other staff member working closely with children in the pod may also avail of the antigen tests and request them from the HSE.

Where there is an additional case in a second pod within seven days, then the class teacher and other staff members working in the classroom may request the antigen tests through the HSE Freephone number. This is an entirely voluntary measure and staff should continue to attend the workplace unless they develop symptoms or receive a detected result on the antigen test.

Question No. 106 answered with Question No. 103.
Question No. 107 answered with Question No. 103.
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