People who enter positive antigen test results to the HSE portal will NOT be eligible for a recovery digital Covid certificate.
Earlier today Minister Donnelly had said the portal may be open to incorrect information and would have to rely on the goodwill of the public.
From tomorrow, people who test positive on an antigen test can upload their result and list their close contacts through the HSE's website.
The HSE says in order to ensure misuse is limited, anyone wishing to obtain a recovery cert will need to get a PCR test or professionally administered antigen test.
Head of the Vaccination Programme Damien McCallion says other safe-guarding measures were considered..