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Just tested positive on antigen - a few questions.

  • 27-01-2022 6:25pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,529 ✭✭✭ Duff

    Hey guys,

    After managing to dodge it for nearly two years, an antigen should a positive result for me today. Trying to sort a PCR now. Just have a question or two - I'm fully vaccinated but haven't received the booster yet, do I need to get a recovery cert to travel now even though I'm vaccinated as I'm due to travel at the end of March. Also, can I be around pets while isolating? Info online is mixed with some sources say yes and some saying no. Reason is myself and my other half have a dog and we'll both be isolating from today so will need to arrange someone to mind the dog if we can't interact with him.

    Cheers for any help.


  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭ TP_CM

    Have you got symptoms? Why not just isolate for a few days if not? If you're vaccinated you should be ok.

  • Registered Users Posts: 96 ✭✭ Skill

    If you're travelling at the end of March in the EU, you prob need a recovery cert, but the PCR should give that to you. being vaccinated is grand if you're within the 9 months, but if you got your last jab, say, in June, then that will be outdated by the time you fly.

    hope you get a mild dose and recover fast. As @TP_CM said, you should be grand once vaccinated

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭ copeyhagen

    100% get the pcr and travel cert or they will force you to get a booster to travel. the EU might scrap this, but no time soon, get the pcr.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,529 ✭✭✭ Duff

    Yeah, mild enough but have a headache and slightly stiff joints at the minute.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,529 ✭✭✭ Duff

    Thank you. I'm actually travelling to New York on the 24th or March. Fully vaccinated since mid July last year. I'm unable to book a PCR online for some reason as I'm under 39. Do I have to get it privately? bit of a PITA doing that. Wonder would it be frowned uppon to just isolate for the week and until I'm showing a negative antigen and say nothing?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 96 ✭✭ Skill

    actually it looks like maybe you can get a recovery cert based on uploading your antigen test

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,838 ✭✭✭ Cluedo Monopoly

    PCR will give you a 6 month EU recovery cert. Very easy to request it but you need positive PCR first.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,838 ✭✭✭ Cluedo Monopoly

    I don't see any mention of an antigen test there. Thats the link to the recovery cert alright but you need a PCR.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,529 ✭✭✭ Duff

    Managed to get a PCR this morning. Just said I was over 39 when looking for a time slot and a few came up. They asked me my age at the test centre (under 39) but they didn't seem to care.