Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly
Minister for Health @DonnellyStephen says it is “entirely possible” that measures in place in Laois, Kildare and Offaly could be introduced again. He says if they were not put in place, “we could have been right back to the start again” | More: https://t.co/iy7ZNfMsN3 pic.twitter.com/9kfBgxxz6x
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) August 12, 2020
A new colour-coded response is being considered by the National Public Health Emergency team as part of Ireland’s Covid-19 pandemic plan.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said NHPET has spent a considerable amount of time looking at how Ireland can move to a sustainable long-term plan and the colour-coded system is different to the original roadmap, or phases, outlined by the previous government
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Minister Donnelly said the phases were about providing time frames, but the codes are a warning system on where “we are at on any given day.”
He said he believes the measures introduced for Laois, Kildare and Offaly are very nuanced and it is possible that such measures will be introduced in other areas in the future.
Leo Varadkar says there are options for supports in the lockdown counties.
Says marketing funds plus additional supports may be available. Hopes to announce today or tomorrow.
Says some sectors may not be able to open 'for many months'. Those sectors will need extra support. pic.twitter.com/B7cH4w0K19
— Paul Colgan (@paulcolgan) August 12, 2020