Tony Holohan issues appeal to employers over working from home 1 month ago

Tony Holohan issues appeal to employers over working from home

"Do not go into work tomorrow if you can work from home. If you are an employer, facilitate remote working for your employees."

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan has urged employers to facilitate working from home for employees due to Ireland's worsening Covid situation.

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Sunday saw 2,944 new cases reported, which was a slight decrease on previous days, though it is the hospitalisations and mortality rates that continue to worry experts.

As of 8pm on Sunday night, there were 1,982 people in hospital with Covid-19 and 193 of those are being treated in intensive care units, with 108 people on ventilators.

Holohan continued: "The situation in our hospitals is stark. We are seeing people of all ages being admitted to hospital and being taken into intensive care units.

"The levels of infection are such that your chances of transmitting or getting Covid are very high, and we know that a proportion of those cases will lead to serious illness and mortality.

"There is no group who should feel the public health advice does not apply to them. It is only if we act together that we can keep ourselves, our loved ones, and health and social care facilities safe."

He concluded: "Do not go into work tomorrow if you can work from home. If you are an employer, facilitate remote working for your employees."

Sunday also saw an additional 13 Covid-related deaths recorded in Ireland.

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