HSE to prepare report into why meat factories were given Covid-19 test results before staff

The HSE is preparing a report into why employers were given COVID-19 test results before the staff who had been tested.

Health Minister Simon Harris has requested the report into why it happened in meat factories and care homes.

The HSE is engaging with the Data Protection Commissioner and has ended the practice.

Employers were informed initially to allow them to send people home where there was a large outbreak.