Since August of last year, we have been required to wear face masks in certain settings to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
These settings include indoor environments such as shops, public transport, schools, businesses, workplaces etc…
What’s interesting is the sheer number of people who wore facial coverings before they were mandated, meaning that people were genuinely concerned about the severity of the virus and were not just wearing one as an act of courtesy.
However, with 90% of the Irish adult population now fully vaccinated, it’ll be more interesting to observe just how many people will continue to wear a mask when their use is no longer mandated.
Although there is no set date on when this may happen, it’s safe to say that people will most likely still wear masks in certain environments especially during the winter when the flu begins to rapidly circulate.
As vaccine efficacy begins to wane over time, maybe some people will feel safer in certain settings if they incorporate the use of a face mask.
When the use of a mask is no longer mandated in Ireland, will you continue to wear one?
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