From left: Tánaiste Leo Varadkar; Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly and Taoiseach Micheál Martin at Dublin Castle this morning
Social Democrats co-leader @RoisinShortall says the Government message on #Covid19 is confused and extremely confusing to the public. She says people want “clear advice and coherence from Government and they certainly didn’t get that this morning” | https://t.co/OZTvlcJHIh pic.twitter.com/C3llJz3VCP
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) September 15, 2020
Responding to the Government’s ‘Plan for Covid Resilience and National Recovery’, Róisín Shortall, TD and co-leader for the Social Democrats, told the Dail:
“The Government’s message today was confused and it’s confusing for the public. The new plan was supposed to provide clarity about the five different levels of risk, yet on the first day of the announcement this was muddied by having Dublin at ‘level two and a bit.’
“For the Dublin area, where the rates of Covid19 are growing rapidly, there was little clarity provided by the Government in respect of additional restrictions necessary and people are largely left to scramble for basic information.
This is unforgiveable at a time when people are seriously worried and need strong political leadership in respect of the steps they should now take to reduce the risk in the Dublin area.
“There is some detail provided about restrictions at different risk levels, but this is all subject to change within those levels by NPHET.
“No criteria have been set down for categorising counties by risk level and for moving between risk levels. How can the public anticipate restrictions and modify their behaviour in the absence of any information?“
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