New nationwide restrictions on household visitors are set to be considered by the Government this week.
Gatherings may be limited to six people from one visiting household only. This rule is currently in effect in Donegal and Dublin under Level 3 restrictions.
The National Public Health Emergency Team made the recommendation today amid rising cases of Covid-19 in other counties. The team said no other counties are expected to move to a higher level of restrictions, but gatherings in homes should be limited. It comes after a number of outbreaks have been traced back to Communion celebrations, birthdays, meals and other home gatherings.
Meanwhile, today’s NPHET meeting showed no sign of Level 3 restrictions being eased early in Donegal and Dublin, where Covid-19 incidence rates continue to be the highest in the country.
The incidence rate of Covid-19 cases in Donegal, as of midnight, is 211.1/100,000.