Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn has advised people to work from home this autumn and winter where possible.
In a video posted on Twitter, Dr. Glynn said that with the vast majority of society reopened, people are now mixing and interacting on a scale far greater than at any point during the pandemic.
“A key message to people who have been vaccinated is to not disregard all of the other basic measures that we’ve been talking about for so long now,” Dr. Glynn said.
“So let’s continue to wash our hands regularly, let’s ensure that we don’t meet up with other people and socialise if we’ve got symptoms, and let’s work from home where possible over this autumn and winter.”
He said there is a growing incidence rate across most age cohorts, with the median age of cases increasing from the mid-20s to 36-years-old.
The news comes as the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is due to meet next week to assess the epidemiological situation in the country, before giving advice to Government.
Cabinet will then decide on the direction the country will take on October 22nd.
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