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— Daniel McConnell (@McConnellDaniel) June 29, 2021
The Cabinet will meet later to consider a proposal to develop a system that would permit only those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to eat and drink inside bars and restaurants.
This would mean that the reopening of indoor hospitality, planned for next Monday, would be delayed for several weeks to allow time for the system to be established.
The Cabinet Covid Committee met until well after 1am as it sought to formulate a recommendation for this morning’s meeting of Government.
If there is agreement at Cabinet today, the Government will aim to have a plan ready by mid-July that would lay the foundations for the return of indoor hospitality.
It would see fully vaccinated people getting clearance to spend time inside pubs and restaurants.
It has been confirmed by Government sources that there has been no independent analysis of the latest NPHET modelling projections.
— Fergal Bowers (@FergalBowers) June 29, 2021
— Sorrel (@Sorrel17999238) June 29, 2021
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