Dáil debates

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

 

12:52 pm

Photo of Emer HigginsEmer Higgins (Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)

I do not know if the Taoiseach is a fan of TikTok but the latest video on the HSE's TikTok account has over 862,000 views so it is a really powerful tool for communicating important health information to the younger generation. However, nothing is being posted about antigen testing. Covid is in our communities. We know how difficult it is to get a PCR test and that there is uncertainty about when you should take an antigen test and how you should do it properly. Current advice is that you should do an antigen test if you do not have symptoms of Covid 19 and if you are regularly in what are classed as high-risk environments such as nightclubs, bars, restaurants, concert venues, cinemas or theatres. Will the Government use social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram to roll out an information campaign on antigen testing to target young people and show people how to do antigen tests properly on videos? It is a practical intervention that the Taoiseach could make today.

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