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Info re Covid-19 Testing

Please Note

The Testing Criteria has Changed
as of 28.02.2022


When to get a PCR test

You can get a PCR test if you have symptoms and you:

  • are age 55 or older and have not had a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose

  • have a high-risk medical condition

  • have a weak immune system (immunocompromised)

  • live in the same household as a person who has a weak immune system or provide support or care for them

  • are pregnant

  • are a healthcare worker

If you have a positive antigen test, you can book a PCR test if you need a COVID-19 Recovery Cert.

When to get antigen tests

If you are a healthcare worker and you are a household close contact, you can get antigen tests if you:

  • do not have symptoms of COVID-19

  • have not had COVID-19 in the past 3 months

If you are a healthcare worker and you have symptoms of COVID-19, get a PCR test.

Antigen tests are not recommended for children under the age of 4.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, even mild ones, you should:

Do these even if you completed your first round of COVID-19 vaccination, had a booster, or had COVID-19 in the past.

Click Here to see more information on the HSE Guidelines
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