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Advocacy Group Welcomes Phasing Out Of Serial Covid Testing In Nursing Homes.

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Latest data shows a positivity rate of just 0.1 percent.

A group that speaks for nursing home residents says the phasing out of serial testing over the coming weeks is an important moment.

The HSE will remove the widespread testing in care homes as latest data shows a positivity rate of just 0.1 percent following vaccination.

The testing will only stop at facilities that meet very strict criteria including a high level of vaccination among residents and staff.


Sage Advocacy says it's very important that infection prevention and control measures remain in place.

However Executive Director Sarah Lennon says the families of those in nursing homes will be pleased with the move:

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