The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has urged the public not to use or rely on supermarket antigen tests.
Speaking at the National Public Health Emergency Team briefing, Dr Holohan said that he and his team are very concerned over the use of antigen tests as they can lead to an inappropriate reassurance.
Dr Holohan said that the tests can produce false positives and can lead to people undertaking activities they shouldn’t be taking part in.
The Chief Medical Officer said that these tests can leave people feeling safer after they get a negative result, however they might in fact not be.
He added real risk to our pandemic response, and we are strongly advising people not to buy these and don’t use them.
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