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The cabinet are signing off on the lifting of restrictions wich may mean…

People will be able to travel across the country from 10 May.

On the same date hairdressers will reopen for appointments. Click-and-collect retail and team sports training will resume.

Up to 50 people will be allowed attend religious services including weddings, funerals and masses.

However, indoor wedding parties will remain capped at six guests and 15 for outdoor celebrations.

Also on 10 May, three households can meet outdoors including in private gardens and a vaccinated household can meet an unvaccinated one indoors.

Three vaccinated households can also meet indoors.

Outdoor events with up to 15 people will be allowed from this date. All construction workers will return to sites either on or before 10 May.

On 17 May all shops will be able to reopen and on 2 June hotels and guesthouses will be open again.

Outdoor hospitality – including restaurants and all pubs – will open on 7 June.

On that day too sports matches will resume, but no crowds will be allowed to attend.

Hope for a more positive summer, says Coveney (RTÉ)

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HSE CEO Paul Reid at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19

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Speaking at a HSE briefing, CEO Paul Reid said lower transmission levels of the virus are impacting positively on the health system along with the vaccination programme. Mr Reid said there has also been a “massive return to work” of healthcare workers who were close contacts.

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HSE CEO Paul Reid at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19

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HSE CEO Paul Reid

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HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid has expressed concern over the level of activity outside schools, saying that inter-household playdates are “a significant issue”.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr Reid said that transmission of Covid-19 was not high in schools, but warned that there had been a lot of activity outside of schools.

He said significant testing has been carried out in both primary and post-primary, and on average the positivity rates stand at 2.7% and 1.6% respectively.

Playdates is very clearly one of the aspects of it coming through or visits between households, that it’s a very significant issue,” he said.

Concern over level of activity outside schools – Reid (RTÉ)

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HSE CEO Paul Reid

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The pay package for the chief executive of the Health Service Executive (HSE), Paul Reid, last year increased to €420,103.

Via BreakingNews:

The increase in Mr Reid’s pay last year comes against the background of the numbers of HSE non-medical staff earning over €100,000 increasing by 27 per cent or 144 from 534 in 2019 to 678 last year due to public sector pay rises.

The FOI figures show that Mr Reid’s 2020 pay package is more than double the pay of the second best paid non-medical staff member at the HSE last year.

Mr Reid’s basic pay of €370,000 is almost substantially higher than the current salary of €211,742 for the office of An Taoiseach.

Mr Reid and the top ten best paid non-medical staff in the HSE — mainly managers — last year shared an aggregate €2m in pay.

Mr Reid commenced his five-year contract for the HSE on May 14th, 2019 and even though the Dubliner worked seven and a half months for the HSE in 2019, he was still the HSE’s best paid non-medical member of staff in 2019 when he received €229,194 made up of basic pay of €201,933 and €27,260 in pension contributions.

HSE boss Paul Reid paid €420,103 in 2020 (BreakingNews)

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Exclusive: Irish FOI Data-Release Proves Hospitals Were Never Under Strain in 2020 (Freepress.ie)

Top from left: Paul Reid, CEO, HSE; Anne O’Connor, Chief Operations Officer, HSE; Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE; Dr Abigail Collins, Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Public Health Schools’ Lead, HSE at Dr Steevens’ Hospital this aftrnoon

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Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin

Weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19.

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that two AstraZeneca deliveries – 64,000 last week and 12,000 this week – have been impacted by delays.

He said the HSE did get some deliveries but they did not meet that volume.

“After next week it should start to balance itself out,” Mr Reid said.

He added that over the course of three weeks, there’s a delivery of about 115,000 doses and they may be 2,000-3,000 short of that commitment.

He said it had a delivery of 36,000 on 2 March, is due 57,600 on 9 March, and 21,600 on 12 March.

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Speaking in the Dáil, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said he has asked the High-Level Taskforce on Covid-19 Vaccination to examine the possibility of seeking extra vaccine supplies outside of the EU arrangement.

He said this would be done in parallel with the EU process, if it happens at all.

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The Department of Health has said that Ireland is currently above the EU average, with around 3% of the population fully vaccinated, and 6% of the population having received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose. The department has said that 8.8 doses per 100 people have been administered so far.

‘Significant issues’ with vaccination delivery this week – HSE (RTÉ)

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HSE CEO Paul Reid at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19.

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Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin.

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NPHET has told the Government that it will become increasingly difficult to maintain the level of suppression of Covid-19 that has been achieved since the New Year.

Dr Tony Holohan advised the Minister for Health that NPHET expects a large number of additional deaths from the virus in the coming weeks.

In its letter to Stephen Donnelly on 21 January, NPHET said the country remains in a very vulnerable position despite great progress in recent weeks.

It warned that “we will all find it challenging to maintain the very low levels of social contact and adherence to social distancing and hygiene measures required to maintain suppression“.

NPHET concerns over maintaining level of virus suppression (RTÉ)

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Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update yesterday

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Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE said it is tragic to be talking about school closures again and no one wants to see this protracted because of what children experienced during the first lockdown.

However, he said, transmission levels are currently ten times what they were in early December.

He said this needs to reduce to a much lower level “before we can add to additional risk by the mixing of crowds at school settings”…

Transmission levels too high for schools to reopen – Henry (RTÉ)

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Paul Reid, CEO, HSE at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19 this afternoon

This afternoon.

At the HSE weekly briefing at Dr Steeven’s Hospital Dublin…

The HSE’s chief executive Paul Reid said 69,378 of them were received by frontline healthcare workers and 7,925 were received by people in long term care facilities.

He said said Ireland has received 152,100 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to date, along with 3,600 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

He confirmed that there are 1,792 people with Covid-19 being treated in hospital.

Paul Reid said that equated to over 100% more than at the first peak.

Watch: Weekly HSE briefing on Covid-19 (RTE)

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