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NPHET to consider report on mask-wearing for children

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) will be reviewing the latest data on Covid-19 and advise the Irish government following the review.

Stating that he was cautiously optimistic, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan stated that Ireland is on track to proceed with the full lifting of Covid-19 restrictions next month.


This comes as Covid-19 hospitalisations reduce and ICU numbers stabilise.

NPHET will also be studying a number of reports from the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) on whether children under 13 years old should be required to wear face masks.

This comes as primary school children are the only students who are not required to wear face masks.


However, there are considerations underway on whether it’s beneficial or harmful for children under 13 years old to wear face masks.

Additionally, NPHET will also be studying updated advice on antigen testing.

It’s expected that NPHET will advise that the requirements for Covid-19 testing and restrictions on movements should be eased, however, it may not be issued today as further study may be required, particularly in relation to schools.

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