Members of the Defence Forces and the HSE stand next to the LÉ Samuel Beckett along Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 which has become a Covd-19 test centre 

Fergal Bowers, of RTÉ, reports:

New rules have been introduced for Covid-19 testing, which means patients will need to meet revised criteria to qualify in future.

Patients will have to display two major symptoms – a fever and either a cough or shortness of breath – and fall into a priority group in order to be tested.

These are close contacts of a confirmed case, healthcare staff and vulnerable groups.

Those seeking Covid-19 test must display two major symptoms under new rules (RTÉ)

Meanwhile, last night on RTÉ’s Prime Time

Earlier: ‘Persistant Cough’

“I Had Completely Convinced Myself That This Was Just A Chest Infection”

9 thoughts on “New Rules

  1. class wario

    One: Pick up the phone
    You can’t meet your family, stay at home
    Two: Don’t let anyone in
    You’ll have to kick them out again
    Three: Don’t meet your friends
    You know you’re gonna wake up with a cough in the morning

  2. Hector Ramirez

    So if one has a fever and a cough, but not fall into the ‘priority group’ do they get tested or not?

    By the way I don’t have either, just looking for clarification?

    1. newsjustin

      Lets say one’s spouse or partner had symptoms of a fever and cold. They have no likelihood of being tested now. Should the family assume it is corona and do the whole family self quarantine?

  3. Slightly Bemused

    Is having a fever a requirement? I am put in mind that Claire Byrne was clear that she had no fever but still tested positive.

    1. V

      she’s such a trouper
      Maybe she didn’t notice and worked through it
      the show must go on lads

      and in fairness fair play to her
      she owned the papers yesterday

      and overnight her appearance fee will have doubled

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