THE relaxed Covid-19 restrictions are set to be tightened again before the end of the year.
The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) met today amid growing concerns at the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Six One, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin indicated that the period for the relaxed measures will be shortened.
Inter-county travel is permitted again from tomorrow while households can mix up to three households and thee measures were to be in place until January 6.
The Government is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday, with it now increasingly likely that the restrictions will be tightened again between Christmas and New Year.
The current measures will remain in place over Christmas, but it seems likely that the Cabinet will approve some heightened restrictions again.
NPHET will recommend the reduction of household visitors to one extra household.
Martin indicated that NPHET will also ask for restrictions to the hospitality sector, ‘so concerned are they in relation the rising numbers, and also restricting household visits to one before the end of the year, that’s one household could visit another.’Tags: