What’s Your Risk-Rate? [Updated]


This morning.

PUP will now be open to new entrants to the end of the year.

No restrictions on people coming into country.

More as we get it.


This morning.

Ahead of a government announcement on rona restrictions….

The plan breaks down the threat of Covid-19 on society into five parts from now until late spring.

Level one would involve the least amount of restrictions but level five would be akin to the shutdown of last March. Level three would be broadly similar to the restrictions imposed on Kildare, Laois and Offaly in August.

…The Minister for Health has said that the new measures in the Government’s Covid-19 plan will come into effect from midnight.

Stephen Donnelly said that the virus is growing fast and we need to react accordingly.

Risk-rating Covid-19 plan to be published (RTÉ)


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24 thoughts on “What’s Your Risk-Rate? [Updated]

    1. SOQ

      The virus is growing fast Janet- Stephen Donnelly says so.

      What exactly does ‘suppressing the virus’ actually mean?

      Sit on it?

      Run it over with a car maybe?

      Where was all this nonsense in 2018?

      Sweden is looking more attractive by the day.

  1. Micko

    Just listening to Leo’s speech there.

    It sounds like every other speech he gave during the early days the pandemic.

    Same poo, different day.

      1. TypeONegative

        Beloved of boring morkeshing types whose taste for flair is limited to a bit of ankle-flashing in the boardroom?

    1. missred

      I noticed the sign language lady has slightly more trouble keeping up with his waffle as opposed to Donnelly or Varadkar

    1. Micko

      It’s actually quite impressive really. ;-)

      But Paddy loves being told what to do.

      As I pointed out earlier, Germany is back to 10k in football stadiums

      Dublin is allowing 100 now.

  2. GiggidyGoo

    Suppress the virus Donnelly says. To what end? We saw how quickly this took hold in March. Introduced by people travelling into the country.

    So, if we suppress the virus locally in the country we will never be rid of it as it will just keep on being re-introduced by people travelling into the country. Prepare for lockdowns for the rest of your lives in other words.

  3. John Smith

    Have now visited gov dot ie and read through the FAQ and ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19’ and, also, some (not all – there’s loads of it) of the additional guidance for particular venues, etc – still not sure whether all this is guidance or enforceable regulations. All very complicated and lengthy, to the point where I can imagine even some seriously-committed people giving up on trying to follow it. Also, quite a number of the measures are unenforceable in ordinary circumstances.

    In addition to the five levels, which can be applied everywhere or just in selected areas, there are extra measures possible. Thus, at the moment, the country is stated to be at level 2 but with additional measures (not a higher level) in Dublin, such as a limit of one other household visiting, instead of the three allowed elsewhere.

    One confusing area is wet pubs.

    The FAQs state:
    ‘Because of the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and the fact that it spreads where people are close together and maybe letting their guard down accidentally, you can only buy or serve alcohol along with a substantial meal at present.’

    However, Level 2 (everywhere except Dublin at present, as shown above) states that wet pubs can open, subject to various provisos.

    An additional measure for Dublin is that the pubs and bars not serving food should remain closed beyond 21 September.

    So can wet pubs now open across the country, except Dublin, or not?

    Incidentally, the description for the plan is ‘The Framework for Restrictive Measures will help us to go about our daily lives as much as possible, while managing the behaviour of the virus’. I think not! Managing the behaviour of people, maybe – though, left to their own devices, they would be better able to go about their daily lives. The virus, however, manages, its own behaviour.

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