Christmas Carrot Cake


Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly

This afternoon.

Via Irish Examiner:

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said:

“Certainly the view would be that we would be open this calendar year. What we’d like is the lifting of all restrictions as soon as possible.

“We may get public health advice to keep some restrictions for some time – should we wear masks? Should we continue to wash our hands and do all of that? The public health advice will be the basics we want to keep doing.

“What we want to do is provide real certainty. It’s been a brutal year and a half, most of society and the economy is open. We are aware there are some who aren’t and have suffered hugely and we want to open them as quickly as possible and when they do open, stay open and give them clarity as to when that can happen.”

Stephen Donnelly believes all remaining restrictions will be lifted before Christmas (RTE)


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14 thoughts on “Christmas Carrot Cake

  1. Hank

    “Should we continue to wash our hands?”
    We’re blessed to have Stephen to lead us to a brave new world

  2. Zaccone

    England opened up over a month ago, on July 19th. No masks, full indoor events, no vaccination passports required for anything. Their hospitals aren’t overwhelmed, their cases aren’t out of control. Life has gone back to normal.

    Ireland has a higher population vaccination rate than England. How on earth can Donnelly be talking of “hoping” to have restrictions removed by 4 months from now? Its absolutely mind boggling.

    Our vaccination program is effectively finished. Theres nothing remaining to wait for, we should be fully open tomorrow.

    1. George

      “no masks”?! Incorrect as usual.

      Here is what the current guidelines for England say:

      “the government expects and recommends that people continue to wear face coverings in crowded areas, such as public transport. Wearing a face covering, especially when there is close contact between people in enclosed and crowded spaces will still help to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19”

      “ask home visitors to wear face coverings”

      “All early years providers, schools and colleges are continuing to put in place measures to help minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19. These include handwashing, use of face coverings in specific situations”

      Also there are over 6,000 people in hospital with Covid in England for the first time in 5 months.

      1. Zaccone

        Yes, there are no legal requirements to wear masks – just suggestions. Its down to personal choice, which is completely reasonable. And very different to the situation in Ireland.

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