Older people are expected to be allowed to go outside for their daily exercise again as part of the government’s plans to ease Covid-19 restrictions.
The plans will see some over-70s leaving their homes for the first time since cocooning began in March.
The government is considering allocating specific times for older people to use parks and local amenities, the Irish Independent reports.
The measure is one of the steps expected to be announced on 5th May as the government eases Covid-19 restrictions on a controlled basis.
Older people are amongst the vast majority of Covid-19 related deaths in the country. Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said that 667 of Ireland’s 769 Covid-19 deaths have been people aged 70 or over.
412 deaths are associated with residents of residential care settings, of which 348 are associated with nursing home settings.