Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer
The cabinet covid committee is to meet later to discuss recommendations contained in a letter yesterday to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly from the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan rergarding socialising this Christmas.
Via RTÉ News:
It is believed that concern has led NPHET to consider recommending the reduction of socialising in the run-up to Christmas – including limiting household gatherings to the host family plus three other households.
It is understood further limitations on hospitality which were being examined included table service; multiple table bookings being discontinued; the number of people allowed at any one table being limited to six people; and further limits on opening times.
A proposal to further extend the use of Covid certs to other areas beyond hospitality – a plan rejected by Government a few weeks ago – is also believed to be a preferred option.
Feels like Groundhog Day.
Nphet’s proposals –
• Close pubs/restaurants early
• Shut nightclubs
• Only 3 households can meet
• Reduced capacity at indoor events
• 50% public transport
What was the point in the vaccines if we are going to have these restrictions?
— Barry Whyte (@BarryWhyte85) December 3, 2021
Dec 2 2020 Dec 2 2021
Cases: 270 4163
Hospital: 233 545
ICU: 31 117
0% jabbed 94% jabbed
Masked for 16 months, lockdowns, restrictions for 21 months, more restrictions coming, something not right here
— FKA (@SaoMc2) December 2, 2021