Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has said his Digital Covid-19 Certificate was not checked at Dublin Airport while traveling through recently.
Holohan revealed his disappointment of the ordeal as he returned to Dublin on Friday.
He further said he was in favour of better enforcement measures being implemented in indoor hospitality settings, including pubs and restaurants.
The CMO continued to say that if business owners wanted to attract and maintain customers they should comply with regulations.
“Maybe it isn’t the easiest thing for people, particularly in this country, to try and start to complain, into a restaurant when they go in,” he said.
Holohan went on to say that the ideal thing would be to leave and not go back to a premises which is not complying with regulations.
He then went on to say that he is concerned about Covid Certs not being checked at airports when there is a means to do so.
“I am concerned about that and I think we have the means, the data, the technology, all that kind of stuff, to lift up our level of collective performance in terms of oversight.”
The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) concluded that they believe deaths associated with the virus will rise in the coming weeks as cases and hospitalisations follow the same trajectory.
Holohan said people who are vulnerable, or over the age of 60, should stay away from indoor environments and high risk areas.
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