Changes to social distancing rules considered for hospitality sector


The National Public Health Emergency Team's considering changing the social distancing rules for the hospitality sector.

The 2 metre guideline could be reduced to 1 metre, but only for periods when the Covid-19 transmission rate is low across the country.

Thousands of workers in hotels, pubs and restaurants may not be able to return to their jobs if the 2 metre rule isn't relaxed.

4 more people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the death toll to 1,683, while there have been 25,207 confirmed cases.

There are no new cases of Covid-19 in Donegal again, with the number still standing at 471.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, says social distancing is being kept under review for the tourism industry: