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Restrictions should ease on October 22nd as planned – O’Neill

Immunologist Professor Luke O’Neill has stated that he believes that Covid-19 restrictions should be significantly eased on the 22nd of October as planned.

Although in favour of the further easing of restrictions, O’Neill has also expressed support towards extending the use of vaccine passes for indoor activities beyond October 22nd.


Speaking on RTÉ’s Radio One Brendan O’Connor Show, O’Neill voiced his support for the implementation of antigen testing, saying that “it’s a shame” that antigen testing isn’t being used in every household in Ireland.

He stated that there’s no doubt that some restrictions should remain but said that October 22nd is a big moment and that nightclubs must reopen for definite.

He said if nightclubs don’t reopen, “we are just keeping them closed because of the unvaccinated which seems unfair.”


O’Neill added that mask-wearing will need to be in place until 85% of the whole population, including children, is fully vaccinated.

“The masks, I’m afraid, will continue and I would definitely have the vaccine cert as evidence of infection and antigen testing, if we get that going that would be tremendous,”.

IMAGE – “File:Professor Luke O’Neill FRS.jpg” by Duncan.Hull is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0


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