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Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Updates

Irish construction industry remains strong in the face of Covid-19 challenge

Turner & Townsend

Turner & Townsend’s Republic of Ireland market intelligence report points to competitive conditions for contractors, with strong competition and moderate tender prices. Figures from surveyed firms show that 90% of companies’ believe current tender conditions to be cold or lukewarm.

Rapid, Affordable And Convenient On-Site Testing For Covid-19

Healthwatch PCR Screening

HealthWatch, a company that has been working with the Construction Workers Health Trust since 2013 providing on-site health screening, has developed a fast-turnaround saliva-based serial Covid-19 test that can detect the presence of RNA from SARS Cov2, the virus that causes Covid 19.

BAM Ireland introduces fast turnaround PCR Testing by Healthwatch at its New Children’s Hospital Site

Bam Healthwatch testing

BAM Ireland has introduced weekly Covid-19 testing for all workers at its National Children’s Hospital (NCH) site. The introduction of testing adds to existing protocols at the site and results in over 1,000 workers being tested weekly in a partnership with HealthWatch Screening.

Murphy International rapid antigen testing programme addressing risk of coronavirus being brought into workplace

Following the Christmas break, on 04 January, all Murphy International staff and workers returning to sites, depots and offices underwent rapid antigen testing, with a second round of testing completed on the week starting 14 January. This was to ensure that all of its employees are further safeguarded from Covid-19 and were given extra security in their working environments.