Covid-19: Can rapid testing and vaccine passports allow us to reopen fully?

Of all the public health tools that have been deployed in the battle against Covid-19, it may be two new ones that ultimately allow the return to something resembling normal life

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
18th April, 2021
Covid-19: Can rapid testing and vaccine passports allow us to reopen fully?
A health worker collects a swab sample for rapid antigen testing for Covid-19 from a man hoping to go to a concert in Barcelona Getty

Next month, the residents of Ballsbridge in Dublin 4 may be the first in the country to hear the footsteps and hubbub of a match-day crowd and the echo of normality returning to Ireland.

Leinster Rugby is attempting to convince the government that it can safely host 2,000 spectators at the RDS Arena for a Guinness Pro14 game. The hopes for a summer with live music and sporting events rest on the success of trial events...

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