Party Leaders To Meet NPHET Ov...


Party Leaders To Meet NPHET Over Omicron Variant


08:11 29 Nov 2021

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Coalition party leaders are set to meet NPHET officials today to discuss the new Covid-19 Omicron variant.

Last night, the Chief Medical Officer said new regulations are being drawn up to give effect to new travel and home quarantine rules.

Expanded testing rules for people arriving into Ireland are being looked into.

The Irish Times reports a requirement for passengers to have a pre-departure PCR test, regardless of vaccination status, is among the measures being discussed.


Meanwhile antigen testing for primary school children begins today.

Tests will be given to parents when a positive covid case is detected in their child's pod, or where there's more than two cases in a class in a week.

Student teachers are also to begin working in primary schools from today, following a staffing crisis brought on by the pandemic.

Meanwhile mask wearing for primary pupils is expected to be endorsed at Cabinet tomorrow, following recent NPHET advice.

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