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UL students involved in contact tracing

STUDENTS of the region’s main university have been involved in contact tracing in the fight against COVID-19 saying “the lists are long” but they are hoping to “make a difference”. University of Limerick, in partnership with the HSE, has set up the UL Virtual Hub with over 50 senior health sciences students trained to engage in contact tracing. The students, from medicine, allied health and nursing, are making calls to inform people that they have tested positive, as well as providing health advice. UL staff are managing the virtual contact tracing hub and are providing technical support and advice. A further 270 staff and students have signed up to volunteer in due course. 70 staff from Revenue, who were trained in UL, are responsible for follow-up calls to identify contacts of the person who has tested positive. “I am incredibly proud of both staff and students, who have put in huge amounts of work in relation to training and setting …

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