Latest news and measures on Coronavirus - Ireland

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The Cabinet has agreed a timeline for reopening of hospitality, events and travel.
  • From 7 June, up to 200 people can attend in venues with a minimum capacity of 5,000. 100 people can gather for outdoor events, cinemas and theatres can open with restrictions in place and driver theory test services will reopen.
  • 5 July – the return of indoor services in bars and restaurants. 100 attendees indoor venues. Further increase in outdoor attendance at events, and a further relaxation of the 50% capacity levels on public transport. Up to 50 guests able to attend weddings.
  • Ireland will begin operating the EU Digital Covid Cert from 19 July for international travel
  • 5 August – A further increase in numbers attending indoor events, with 200 in larger venues and 100 in all others. Up to 100 guests at weddings.
 

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The Cabinet has agreed a timeline for reopening of hospitality, events and travel.
  • From 7 June, up to 200 people can attend in venues with a minimum capacity of 5,000. 100 people can gather for outdoor events, cinemas and theatres can open with restrictions in place and driver theory test services will reopen.
  • 5 July – the return of indoor services in bars and restaurants. 100 attendees indoor venues. Further increase in outdoor attendance at events, and a further relaxation of the 50% capacity levels on public transport. Up to 50 guests able to attend weddings.
  • Ireland will begin operating the EU Digital Covid Cert from 19 July for international travel
  • 5 August – A further increase in numbers attending indoor events, with 200 in larger venues and 100 in all others. Up to 100 guests at weddings.
Hopefully people will look at these positively and continue to be sensible.
 

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Scientists in Ireland have identified how some Covid-19 patients can develop life-threatening clots.

The researchers said the findings could lead to therapies that prevent it from happening.

The work, led by researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, is published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

They found that the balance between a protein that causes clotting, called von Willebrand Factor (VWF), and its regulator, called Adamts13, is severely disrupted in patients with severe Covid-19.

When compared to control groups, the blood of Covid-19 patients had higher levels of the pro-clotting VWF molecules and lower levels of the anti-clotting Adamts13.

“While more research is needed to determine whether targets aimed at correcting the levels of Adamts13 and VWF may be a successful therapeutic intervention, it is important that we continue to develop therapies for patients with Covid-19.
 

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Scientists in Ireland have identified how some Covid-19 patients can develop life-threatening clots.

The researchers said the findings could lead to therapies that prevent it from happening.

The work, led by researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, is published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

They found that the balance between a protein that causes clotting, called von Willebrand Factor (VWF), and its regulator, called Adamts13, is severely disrupted in patients with severe Covid-19.

When compared to control groups, the blood of Covid-19 patients had higher levels of the pro-clotting VWF molecules and lower levels of the anti-clotting Adamts13.

“While more research is needed to determine whether targets aimed at correcting the levels of Adamts13 and VWF may be a successful therapeutic intervention, it is important that we continue to develop therapies for patients with Covid-19.
Adamts, Adam and the Ants....ah here to much Guinness for me.
 

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On the gov.ie website, it says: "

Passengers arriving into Ireland from outside EU/EEA (EU + Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway)​

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Travel from Great Britain to Ireland

While strong advice remains to avoid non-essential international travel, if you must travel to Ireland from GB, you must take the following steps:

From Saturday 9 January, any passengers arriving into Ireland whose journey originated in Great Britain are required to present a negative / ‘not detected ‘result from a pre-departure COVID-19 Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test taken within 72 hours before their arrival in Ireland (a UK Government list of private providers of tests is available here. The test result presented must show that the test conducted was a RT-PCR test, as Antigen or other test types do not meet the requirements. Please note that COVID-19 testing for the purposes of international travel is not available on the NHS: https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/disease-prevention-advice/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Summary


  • All passengers (apart from a limited number of exemptions) must have a negative pre-departure RT-PCR Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland. NHS tests are not available for travel purposes. A list of private providers is here.
  • A legal requirement to quarantine at home for 14 days is now in place. Arrivals whose journey has originated in GB can get a second RT-PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, & if they receive a negative result, they can end their period of quarantine then.
  • All arrivals from Britain must also complete a Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form.

There seems to be confusion as to quarantine from the UK from the 19th. The DFA advice says "it is still current 15/7/21." I'm due to go to the UK on the 21st. I won't if I need to quarantine on return (despite being fully vaxed). I thought Eamon Ryan said no quarantine for vaxed people from the UK a week or so ago.
 

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What is the latest on Children under 12 travelling to Ireland from July 19?
RTE and the Journal reported that children under 12 will no longer need a negative PCR test before arrival but this is not on any official government site yet. Currently the gov.ie and citizens information say children under 7 don't need a negative PCR test before arrival

Edit: It is on gov.ie website now. Children under 12 do not need PCR test entering Ireland from July 19th.
 
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I see on , Irish Independent , that Ministers are to simplify Covid rules , must be because some Ministers are not able to follow them :)
 

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Cabinet has agreed a phased plan on the ending of restrictions, with almost all restrictions due to end by 22nd October.

See dedicated thread here for discussion:
 

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THE HSE HAS ceased walk-in testing nationwide to reduce queues at centres. The health service has called on people to book slots online as testing volume has increased by 35% in the last two days...
“This action is not aimed at reducing demand as we have 20k plus capacity. It’s designed to reduce queues from walk ins,” the spokesperson said.


 

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has there been any deaths? , when rte etc give numbers on tv no deaths reported here ,but they still give deaths for northern ireland ?
There was a break due to the data hack.

The report is being published weekly now, on Wednesdays.
In the last week of August there were 10 deaths. 27 deaths in the first week in September.

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There was a break due to the data hack.

The report is being published weekly now, on Wednesdays.
In the last week of August there were 10 deaths. 27 deaths in the first week in September.

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Page 2 of that link shows the age breakdown. 1.09% of total deaths were people under 45. More than 75% were 75 or over. It's striking how this is a disease of the old.
 

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Page 2 of that link shows the age breakdown. 1.09% of total deaths were people under 45. More than 75% were 75 or over. It's striking how this is a disease of the old.
Death is a disease of the old. It would be interesting to see how that differs from all natural (if that is the correct term) deaths.
 

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It's been discussed here before but excess mortality is probably the best indicator. However, although the data shows an increase in mortality that coincides with our spikes, there is no data that would adjust for the effects of behavioural changes the restrictions have imposed, both positive & negative.
 

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All remaining states have been removed from Ireland’s list of designated countries for Mandatory Hotel Quarantine with effect from today. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly made the announcement this afternoon, noting that the decision was based on the latest advice received from Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
The hotel quarantine system has been scaled down over recent months as the designation of a large number of States has been revoked. Just six countries were on the most recent list, all of them were in South America.

 

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A few weeks ago we only had 50000 adults left unvaccinated now we have 300000,.,go figure
Did we? Do you have a source for that?
The info I can find suggests that a few weeks ago we had 50,000 adults over 40 unvaccinated - maybe you just heard the headline figure.
So I'm assuming 300,000 refers to adults of all ages.
 
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