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HSE calls for people to wear face coverings in congregated outdoor settings

HSE Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Colm Henry has called for the public to wear face coverings in congregated outdoor settings, such as at sporting events.

“At a general level, we’re asking people to reduce their total number of contacts, not to eliminate them altogether,” he said.

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“Just because the current rules allow us to go to nightclubs, to pubs, to restaurants, to bars, to mix – it doesn’t mean all of us have to do it all the time, every night of the week.”

“We’re asking people to look forward a week from now, look at the total number of contacts you have and see if you can reduce them by up to half.”

He was then asked if he was comfortable with major events, such as the rugby match on Sunday in the Aviva Stadium, going ahead.

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“What we’re asking people to do is resource those basic measures at an individual level… reduce the total number of contacts, wear the masks,” he replied.

“Just because it’s not mandatory at a certain setting, doesn’t mean you don’t have to do it.”

“So, we’d ask anyone attending congregated outdoor settings as well to wear the masks to reduce the possibility of the virus transmitting from you, unwittingly from yourself if you’re asymptomatic, to somebody else.”

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