WRONG: surgical mask worn by Social Democrats co-leader Roisin Shorthall yesterday
CORRECT: barrier mask worn by Dublin city centre dude last week
Minister for Health Simon Harris has said there is “room for improvement” around the wearing of face coverings.
He said that there is clear public health advice around the wearing of face coverings and appealed for people to do so.
Last month, the Government advised that face masks or coverings should be worn in situations where social distancing might be difficult.
It also advised that people should not use medical/surgical or PPE masks and that these should be kept for healthcare workers.
It is recommended that the general public wear barrier masks, which may help prevent the spread of viral infection to others.
People getting on public transport or going into supermarkets “should wear” a face covering, he added.
And the very best of luck with all of that.