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Harris Wants New Laws To 'Toughen Up' Measures At Airports

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

11:49 AM - 12 May 2020



The Health Minister wants to see new laws introduced to regulate people travelling into our ports and airports.

It follows reports that gardaí may call to passengers' homes to make sure they're in self-isolation for two weeks.

It's after a third of people arriving at Dublin Airport recently didn't fill in forms properly about where they were staying.

Speaking to Dermot & Dave, Simon Harris says legislation could be needed.

He said: "I do think we need to take further measures to toughen up at our airports and ports.

"We already have the form you've got to fill in... you can be contacted to check that you are self-regulating... but I'd like to underpin this by legislation so it is the law of the land."

Minister Harris said that process will be tricky, but he doesn't believe it's impossible either.

The Health Minister also said that any wearing of face masks will be advisory and not mandatory.

He said the public will likely be given guidance on the use of face coverings in certain settings as the country begins to reopen.

You can listen back to the full interview here.

Main image: Health Minister Simon Harris. Photo: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie


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