Tony Holohan urges people not to hold household gatherings on New Year's Eve - report
The Chief Medical Officer has written to the Health Minister expressing concerns about the latest Covid figures.
RTE News reports that CMO Dr. Tony Holohan has urged people not to hold household gatherings tomorrow (Friday, 31 December).
With bars around the country closing at 8pm under current restrictions, it is expected that household gatherings will rise as people celebrate New Year's Eve.
Dr. Holohan has written to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly expressing his concerns about the latest Covid-19 figures, with NPHET currently scheduled to meet again on Thursday (6 January) for a comprehensive review of the recent hospital admissions will be studied.
RTE's report also states that the Government is to reconsider the rules around close contact restricted movements, currently set at five days for those with a booster shot, ten days for those without.
Additionally, the Government is reported to consider reducing the amount of time a booster person who contracts Covid will need to restrict their movements, from ten days to seven days.
These reductions are reported to come into effect from Monday, 3 January.