Cabinet Ministers to discuss Covid restrictions this morning

Cabinet ministers will meet this morning to decide whether an easing of Covid restrictions will go ahead on Friday.

It’s understood NPHET is recommending a cautious approach to government, suggesting ministers consider delaying re-opening.

It’s widely accepted the use of vaccine certs will be extended beyond Friday – as will mask wearing and social distancing in indoor settings, as well as events like matches and gigs.

Junior Minister Niall Collins doesn’t think the initial plan for Friday will go ahead.

“I think it’s likely that the reopening as originally envisioned will be different.

“Government has options around extending the use of digital Covid certificates, introducing antigen testing, and possibly delaying the full return to the workplace,

“These are all considerations that Government will take on board at its cabinet meeting today.”


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