Healthcare bodies ask Govt to revisit mask-wearing

Organisations representing doctors and nurses have called on the Government to reintroduce some measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine have called on ministers to revisit measures such as wearing masks indoors and in congregated settings and working from home.

The Cabinet sub-committee on health is due to meet, but right now there are no indications that the rules around masks will be tightened.

It is also expected that the National Immunisation Advisory Committee will make a recommendation in the coming days on when the fourth Covid vaccine dose should be administered.