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Cabinet decision expected today on NPHET’s advice for Christmas restrictions

Cabinet is expected to make a decision today following advice given by the National Public Health Emergency on restrictions for the Christmas period.

Cabinet is meeting after the sub committee on Covid-19 met earlier to discuss the advice.


NPHET’s recommendations were contained in a letter to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly from Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Tony Holohan.

Among the measures being recommended are limits on household gatherings, and further restrictions being imposed on the hospitality sector.

Further limitations on hospitality being proposed by NPHET include table service, multiple table bookings being discontinued and the number of people allowed at a table being limited to six people.


NPHET also proposed once again to extend the use of the Digital Covid-19 Certificate to other sectors.

This plan was rejected by Government a few weeks ago.

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