Alliance Party MLA Kellie Armstrong has warned that Halloween night has the potential to be a ‘super-spreader’ event.
Armstrong stated that “we should be incentivising young people to get the vaccine” and that proof of vaccination should be encouraged, especially for nightclubs.
Appearing on BBC’s Sunday Politics show, Ms. Armstrong was asked if the easing of current Covid-19 restrictions such as rules around face masks in hospitality settings and the reopening of nightclubs was happening too soon, to which she replied with, “Yes, I do believe that”.
She said that there should be a focus on encouraging vaccine take-up among younger people instead.
In relation to Halloween night, she said that a significant number of young people could be bringing the virus home to loved ones, which would inadvertently lead to the vast spreading of the virus.
Her comments come as Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 figures remain high with a further ten deaths being reported yesterday and 1,323 new cases.
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