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NPHET Expected To Recommend Easing Most Restrictions By October

It's understood that the NPHET will give Government the go-ahead to lift Covid-19 related restrictio...


NPHET Expected To Recommend Ea...

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NPHET Expected To Recommend Easing Most Restrictions By October


It's understood that the NPHET will give Government the go-ahead to lift Covid-19 related restrictions in the coming months.

It's believed that public health officials will recommend a 'personal responsibility' model when it issues its advice to Government, following a meeting yesterday.

It's thought that rising rates of vaccination will give the Government more options, as it prepares to publish an updated roadmap for reopening next week.

Indoor live events and nightclubs will likely be the last to return in October.

However, Dr Eoghan de Barra, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and a Senior Lecturer in RCSI, says any unwinding of public health restrictions should be done on a phased basis.

"An otherwise healthy person who is vaccinated can go to [nightclubs] but they still have a small chance of carrying the virus back to someone vulnerable, where the vaccine isn't as robust."

Dr de Barra says there is no "zero risk" route but reopening should be about "balancing those risks".



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