Staff and Students at University College Cork being asked to be part of rapid antigen testing programme

An immunology expert says rapid testing will allow in-person lecturers in colleges to resume

A pilot programme has been launched in four universities – NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, UCD and UCC.

Students who volunteer will be tested for covid twice a week.

Professor Kingston Mills says he’s confident this will be effective:

“The combination of vaccinating everybody, and rapid testing would be a very effective way of resuming safe teaching in the autumn, I mean I would be very happy to teach face to face if everybody in the class was vaccinated and that those that weren’t vaccinated had, you know, a twice weekly rapid test.”

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