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HSE apologises to Ballinagh national school

Jan 20, 2022 16:01 By News Northern Sound
HSE apologises to Ballinagh national school HSE apologises to Ballinagh national school
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St Felim's National School was told that students would need a result from a PCR test in order to be logged.

The HSE has apologised after the principal of a local National School was unable to record positive antigen tests with the HSE Principal's Helpline.

Orla Finnegan, who is the principal of St Felim's National School in Ballinagh, was told that students would need a result from a PCR test in order to be logged.

However, current HSE advice asks those aged between 4 and 39 to not book a PCR test, but instead use an antigen.

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In a statement to Shannonside Northern Sound, the HSE apologised for any inconvenience caused.

It added that the "HSE Principals helpline has now been updated to enable principals to advise of antigen positive cases, along with PCR positive cases".

However, Orla Finnegan says case numbers in schools this week are not reliable because of the mix-up:

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