IRELAND’S Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, said people should be hopeful and ‘start planning our summer’.
Dr Holohan was speaking ahead of a further relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions from next week.
Inter-county travel will be permitted again from Monday while non-essential retail will reopen for click-and-collect services.
Hairdressers and barbers will resume trading while up to three households can meet outdoors.
“We all want the easing of restrictions next week to be a significant turning point in this pandemic,” Dr Holohan said.
“The choices we make now are vital to minimise the incidence of Covid-19 throughout May and June. Prioritise being outside and avoid crowds. Know the symptoms – self-isolate immediately and phone your GP if you have them.
“By protecting yourself, you are protecting everyone you know from infection.
“We have worked so hard to reduce the spread of this disease. More than 30 per cent of adults have now been vaccinated with one dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland and it is time to feel hopeful and to start planning our summer.Tags: