Written answers

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent)
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169. To ask the Minister for Health when his Department will allow the use of antigen tests for entry to facilities which require an EU Digital COVID Certificate similar to the system across Europe; and the reason antigen tests are not being permitted for use as entry to facilities. [59766/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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As the Deputy will be aware a COVID-19 pass, based on certification of vaccination or recovery, is required for indoor hospitality, cinemas, theatres and events.

The current high level of COVID-19 infection and the dominance of the significantly more transmissible Delta variant poses a very substantial threat, particularly to those who are not fully protected through vaccination. Public health advice remains that those who are not fully vaccinated or have immunity from infection should avoid congregated indoor settings for their own and others safety.

Government keeps all measures under review on an ongoing basis. 


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