HSE Chief Executive Officer ‘Paul Reid’ has stated that one-metre social distancing will be guided by the National Public Health Emergency Team’s advice.
Mr Reid added that a one metre social distance would provide a greater capacity for the health service.
On the implications if social distancing was reduced from 2m to 1m, HSE chief @paulreiddublin says “There’s no doubt 1m would certainly give us significant extra capacity [for managing services] but we’ll be guided by what the current guidance is from Government through NPHET”. pic.twitter.com/U06aOF9mmI— RTÉ News (@rtenews) May 24, 2020
HSE Chief Clinical Officer ‘Dr Colm Henry’ has stated the two-metre social distancing rule along with other strict measures have decreased the effective reproduction to 0.5.
The decisions of the NPHET will be advised by international advice and from countries who have emerged from the pandemic’s initial stage.