Minister for Health Stepehen Donnelly arrives at Dublin Castle this morning
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has hinted face masks may remain as part of “sector specific measures” past October 22, and not just for public transport, shops and hospitals.
Despite Cabinet ministers signing off earlier this year on masks only remaining in those settings, Mr Donnelly opened the door to masks remaining in other situations as part of “sector specific measures”.
“The intention is that there will be continuing requirements in relation to mask wearing in a range of settings including healthcare settings, indoor retail and on public transport,” he said.
“Face masks may also continue to be needed to be worn in certain environments as part of sector specific measures to ensure a safe environment.”