Covid test and trace system taking almost 4 days to complete

The country's test and trace system for Covid 19 is now taking almost four days to complete.

The time it takes from a person being referred for a test to their close contacts being traced was 3 days at the start of the month.

It's now increased to 3.8 days, as demand for testing rises.

Teresa Heeney, CEO of Early Childhood Ireland, is worried about the impact any delays will have on the childcare sector: