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Negative Covid tests in the mix for when government formulates plan for indoor hospitality, says Minister of State

According to the Minister of State Ossian Smyth, negative Covid-19 tests will be “in the mix” when the government formulates a plan to allow for the reopening of indoor hospitality.

He stressed the importance of refraining from age discrimination for reopening indoor hospitality, “What’s a really important principle is that people are not excluded because of their age”, while also referring to the vaccine situation where certain people are immune-compromised and cannot take the vaccine.


Although negative Covid-19 tests are being discussed, the Minister stated that he cannot prejudge what’s going to happen before working it out with the restaurants.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has declined to be drawn on the specifics of government plans for the reopening of indoor hospitality.

In relation to the EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate (DCC), Martin stated that it was too early to speculate on whether it would be applied to the domestic situation.


“I’m not going to speculate on the precise measures we’re going to take to help the return of indoor hospitality”, Martin stated while adding that the government will be engaging with representatives of hospitality to work out what’s most effective in terms of facilitating a safe reopening of the indoor hospitality sector.


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