The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) review of the current minimum age for compulsory mask-wearing is now completed and up for consideration at the next meeting of Nphet.
The current minimum age is 13.
Via Mary McCarthy in Independent.ie:
If a review recommends primary children should start wearing masks, it will be a big step backwards from providing our kids with the normal school environment they need and deserve after so much upheaval.
My kids went back yesterday, the youngest starting for the first time, and it was a pure joy to see them bounce around with excitement, reunited with their pals while the junior infants eyed each other up nervously.
The relief when they spotted someone they already knew from creche or the park and the nervous little faces of those who recognised nobody, their hand clamped in the safety of their parent’s.
Denver high school students ditching their masks.
Tons of students today walked out of class in protest against mask wearing. pic.twitter.com/RqB7qPIOiS
— Phil Stone (@philosopherssto) September 2, 2021