A LEADING public health expert has said the government should consider asking for the postponement of Christmas family gatherings to next summer.
Dr Gabriel Scally, the President of Epidemiology & Public Health at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, was speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland programme.
He said: “I would like to be a very generous public health doctor here and I would like to suggest that the governments should say we are going to postpone from the deepest depts of winter that family gathering and we are going to have them in June around the solstice, the midsummer in June, and we are going to give you two more bank holidays.
“And by that time the vaccine will have helped us enormously and it will give people something to look forward to and they can reset their family gatherings for six months time when we should be through the very worst of this Covid.”
Dr Scally suggested that the Government add two extra bank holidays in June 2021 by way of an incentive.