Government recommends wearing of face masks outdoors

People are being asked to wear face masks outdoors in crowded areas for the first time.

The recommendation from Government also applies to other settings including busy workplaces and places of worship.

The Irish College of General Practitioners is reminding people not to mix with others if you're experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.

The ICGP's COVID-19 Lead Advisor, Dr Nuala O'Connor, says they can be very mild: