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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Decision will be made next week on working from home – Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Irish Government will make a decision next week on whether to advise people to return to working from home.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) strongly advised Government that people should return to working from home where possible.


NPHET further advised those who attend nightclubs and hospitality settings to take two antigen tests per week.

The Taoiseach said nothing could be ruled out, but no decision has been made yet.

“The first point I would make is the numbers are increasing and that is a concern,” he said.


“In respect of the return to work, the CSO estimate that it’s at about 50% right now.”

“NPHET are advising that the Government would consider changing that advice,” he continued.

“Government will consider that early next week, on Monday and Tuesday.”

“Nphet references the advice of Sage in the UK in respect of travelling to and from work and the increased socialisation that occurs as a result of that.”

IMAGE – “Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach” by House of the Oireachtas (CCBY2.0)


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