Cabinet to consider close contact rules

The easing of rules on Covid close contacts is set to be considered by Cabinet tomorrow.

It comes as many businesses report difficulties delivering services due to high staff absences.

But the Irish Congress of Trade Unions is warning the safety of workers must be prioritised.

Spokesperson, Dr Laura Bambrick, says the government needs to approach  any change with caution.

“Those numbers are continuing to rise, we haven’t reached the peak yet so we don’t know what the knock on effects are going to be for our ICUs and our high dependency needs.

“Our health workers and our health system have been under extraordinary pressure for two years, so that’s why we have tom continue to be cautious at this point.”


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