New Criteria For Covid 19 Tests

Patients must have two major symptoms to qualify for a Covid-19 test from now on at the Wexford drive through test centre.

You must have a fever and either a cough or shortness of breath.

Patients must have been in contact with a confirmed case, be a healthcare worker or in a vulnerable group.

It means thousands of people waiting who don’t have an appointment yet won’t be tested and must now contact their GP again to see if they qualify for a test.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan says not everyone with cold like symptoms will be recommended for testing.

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