HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid says transmission of Covid-19 is not high in schools. However, he warned of a lot of activity outside schools: “Playdates is very clearly one of the aspects of it coming through.” pic.twitter.com/ols9nxf8VL
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HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid has expressed concern over the level of activity outside schools, saying that inter-household playdates are “a significant issue”.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr Reid said that transmission of Covid-19 was not high in schools, but warned that there had been a lot of activity outside of schools.
He said significant testing has been carried out in both primary and post-primary, and on average the positivity rates stand at 2.7% and 1.6% respectively.
“Playdates is very clearly one of the aspects of it coming through or visits between households, that it’s a very significant issue,” he said.
Clonakilty, county Cork.
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