Northern Ireland’s Health Minister has warned that enforcement should be used, if required, to clamp down on cross-border travel.
Minister Robin Swann is calling for a meeting with Minister Stephen Donnelly on the issue of Covid-19 in border communities.
BBC Newsline reports that Minister Swann is seeking further action to prevent non-essential cross-border travel.
“This will require clear messaging, backed up by enforcement if required,” he said.
Minister Swann said there is an unnecessary risk of virus spread if people continue crossing the border for shopping or socialising, while Northern Ireland and the Republic are at ‘different junctures’ in terms of Covid-19 cases, vaccinations and restrictions.