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Dr. Tony Holohan rejects testing in place of vaccination for reopening indoor dining

Dr. Tony Holohan has rejected the idea that Covid-19 testing could be used in place of a Covid-19 vaccination for the reopening of indoor hospitality.

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) claimed that without vaccination proof for indoor dining, the sector could have been closed again beyond September.


He went on to say that the implementation of a Covid-19 vaccination certificate for indoor dining should be quickly achieved.

Holohan also said that NPHET’s projections did not factor in updated advice, which will allow younger people have access to the AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson vaccinations.

NPHET recommended to Government on Monday that indoor hospitality be delayed, and when it does reopen to limit access to those who are vaccinated or who have recovered from Covid-19 within the past nine months.


Those in the hospitality sector have criticised both Government and NPHET over the delay of the further easing of restrictions.


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