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Should Level 5 Restrictions Be Relaxed Now To Allow Certain Businesses Open?

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The former head of the HSE has called for the relaxing of some of the Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions in order to allow more businesses to open again.
Tony O'Brien has used hairdressers and barber shops as examples of businesses that can operate safely, even during the pandemic.
He said:
“I’d be concerned that with the second period of lockdown a number of those businesses which could be operated safely might not actually survive."
“I think on a nuanced basis, placing health and safety at the top of the agenda, where there are businesses that can demonstrate that they can work effectively, perhaps there could be some relaxation there.”
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