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Covid-19 Tests

Dáil Éireann Debate, Friday - 3 December 2021

Friday, 3 December 2021

Questions (53)

Kathleen Funchion


53. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if SAC and ELC services will be supplied with antigen tests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58932/21]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

My Department is currently working with the HSE to finalise an antigen testing programme for early learning and childcare services.  Department and HSE officials most recently met on 30 November and on 1 December.  The antigen testing scheme will be launched in the coming weeks. 

The antigen testing programme for early learning and childcare services will be similar to the antigen testing programme which has recently been rolled out for close contacts in primary schools.