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5 things to consider as the great return to office begins

After 18 months of working from home due to Government imposed restrictions, it is once again permissible for people to start returning to their office or workplace. After the great remote working experiment, foisted upon us by the sudden arrival of the virus, it...

NPHET backs further easing of restrictions on Monday

The National Public Health Emergency Team has agreed to recommend that the Government proceeds with its plan for a further lifting of restrictions from next Monday, given the latest data on Covid-19. The requirement for children who are deemed to be close contacts of...

Large number of school pupils self-isolating – Donnelly

The calculation is based on around 700 primary schools and 500 secondary schools reporting positive cases, which public health officials say the vast majority relate to community transmission and not infections picked up in schools. Each primary school case has on...

Reopening today ‘another major step forward’ – Tánaiste

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said today's further easing of restrictions has been made possible due to what he called Ireland's "world class vaccination programme, which is now suppressing the Delta wave". Mr Varadkar said the return of hundreds of businesses for the...

Nearly all covid-19 restrictions to end by 22 October

Masks are still likely to be required in the health and retail sectors and on public transport. From 6 September - larger crowds can gather for religious ceremonies and sports events. Indoor venues can use 60% capacity for events for those who are vaccinated. Live...

Government reopening plan to be ‘comprehensive’ – Martin

A Government plan for the phased reopening of all remaining closed industries will be published on 31 August. This will include the return of the live entertainment sector and will cover the next stage of the pandemic from September and through the winter. It is...

Outbreaks occurring in workplaces and at social gatherings – HSE

More than 100 Covid outbreaks are occurring each week, most of which are happening at social gatherings and in workplaces, the National Lead for Testing and Tracing at the HSE has said. Speaking on RTÉ's Today with Philip Boucher Hayes, Niamh O'Beirne said there are...

Up to 200 allowed at organised outdoor events

New guidelines from Fáilte Ireland around organised outdoor events state that venues can now cater for a maximum of 200 people. Multiple tables can also be booked in an outdoor area, but no intermingling between the tables is permitted. The guidelines also state that...

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