Originally, the plan announced by the Irish Government and agreed by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) was to end the majority of remaining Covid-19 restrictions on October 22nd.
However, following a spike in cases and hospitalisations in the week leading up to the date, NPHET recommended that Government take a more cautious approach to reopening.
The use of the Digital Covid-19 Certificate was extended beyond October 22nd, and will likely remain in place until February 2022.
Over 90% of the adult population in Ireland is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with many of the over-60s now receiving a booster vaccine.
Taking this into account, should all remaining Covid-19 restrictions be lifted in Ireland?
Or, should the Government take a more cautious approach as cases and hospitalisations rise?
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