HSE state that one-metre social distancing will be guided by NPHET advice

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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.

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.