Emily Hegarty Takes Part in Covid -19 Rapid Test Project

20 Sep 2021
Quercus Scholar and Olympic Bronze Medalist, Emily Hegarty

Emily Hegarty and Paul O'Donovan have signed up to UCC's Covid-19 rapid testing project, UniCov. They join many others on the staff and student body who are taking part in the project, which aims to use rapid antigen tests as a means to enhance and complement existing public health measures such as vaccines, hand-hygiene, face-coverings, and social distancing.

Emily chose to take part to help keep UCC open and to help keep athletes and UCC teams safe both on and off the pitch. Of the project, Emily say, "It is very easy and just takes a few minutes to complete an Antigen test and saliva sample twice a week." A video is used to clearly show the volunteers how to perform the antigen test.

Paul says, "I'm delighted to take part in the UniCov project. It allows me to ensure I stay safe on campus and reassures me that we are doing the best we can to prevent the spread of Covid-19."

Thanks Emily and Paul for doing your bit to keep us all safe!

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