Rapid antigen testing recommended for meat plants
Workers in meat plants should be tested for COVID-19 every week using rapid antigen testing, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has advised.
Meat processing plants have experienced a “considerable” number of COVID-19 outbreaks worldwide, including in Ireland. A recent analysis by HIQA noted that outbreaks in these plants were associated with approximately 3,000 cases of COVID-19 here.
The results of that analysis also showed that those working in meat processing plants are at