Hopes restrictions on family gatherings at Christmas can be avoided

 

A senior member of NPHET's hopeful that restrictions on family gatherings over Christmas can be avoided.

A maximum of six people indoors and 15 outdoors is currently allowed under public health rules.

Those measures are in place until September 14th, at which point government will decide on the next steps based on advice from NPHET.

Chair of its expert advisory group, Dr Cillian DeGascun, is remaining positive that restrictions on family gatherings can be eased over the coming months: