Government to pilot rapid Covid testing in colleges as part of its reopening plan

Rapid antigen tests will be trialled in third-level settings as Leo Varadkar encourages businesses to consider them as part of their reopening plans

The pilot is seeking to investigate how rapid antigen detection testing might be used in educational settings

A series of rapid antigen test pilot programmes are set to be launched in third-level institutions ahead of a potential wider deployment that could assist in the lifting of lockdown restrictions, the Business Post has learned.

Simon Harris, the Minister for Higher Education, will this week bring a memo to cabinet on the establishment of rapid antigen test pilot programmes in several colleges ahead of the summer break. The move will be watched closely by ...