| 2.8°C Dublin

Close

Premium

Explainer: How rapid antigen tests could provide an alternative way to return to normal

Close

Antigen tests have already been used for pilot events in Ireland. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Antigen tests have already been used for pilot events in Ireland. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Antigen tests have already been used for pilot events in Ireland. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Antigen testing, for so long the poor relation in finding out if someone has Covid-19, has been dramatically brought in from the cold. For much of the year they were looked at with suspicion by senior public health doctors.

They even turned up in a “snake oil” reference. But the DIY tests, which offer a quick result, are now to become part of the everyday tool kit to help us work, socialise and be entertained in the coming weeks and months.

The Indo Daily: Home or Office – what the easing of restrictions means for you and your job

Listen on Apple PodcastsListen on Spotify


Most Watched





Privacy