We need more measures to ‘toughen up’ on self-isolation for people entering country – Simon Harris

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Minister for Health Simon Harris has said Ireland needs to take further measures to “toughen up” checks at airports and ports to ensure people are self-isolating when entering the country.

Harris said he would like this requirement to be backed up by relevant law which is being worked on this week.

“I do think we need to take further measures to toughen up at our airports and ports,” Harris told TodayFM this morning. 

“We already have the form you’ve got to fill in and you can be contacted to check that you are self-isolating, but I’d like to underpin this by regulation so that it is that it is the law of the land,” Harris continued.