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Ministers To Finalise Revamped Living With Covid Plan Today

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

03:46 22 Feb 2021


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Ministers will meet later to finalise the details of the revamped living with COVID plan.

They'll also sign off on the plan for the phased re-opening of schools in March and April.

The broad brush-strokes of the revised plan have been clear for the last week.

March will see very little re-opening with the exception of schools on a phased basis, with some students coming back as early as March 1st and some not until closer to the middle of April.

Construction is unlikely to fully re-open next month, but may be revisited towards the end of March.

And Level 5 measures will be extended until at least April, and likely longer.

Vaccination

But what the government really needs to achieve with the plan is an element of certainty for people - something that the situation makes difficult to provide.

An update on the vaccination timeline is expected, though this likely won't include specific dates for when sectors can re-open, the hope is to give some certainty around what certain vaccination levels will mean for the wider opening of the country.

But with Ministers set to extend the Pandemic Unemployment Payment and Wage Subsidy Scheme until June, the only thing that's clear is we're a while away from that yet.

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