Household close contacts will be covered by new self-isolation rules

Cabinet will tomorrow sign off on recommendations to remove the requirement for boosted close contacts to restrict their movements

11th January, 2022
Household close contacts will be covered by new self-isolation rules
Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health, will tomorrow present advice to cabinet which means boosted close contacts of confirmed cases will no longer have to restrict their movements. Picture:

New rule changes for close contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases will apply to both household and regular contacts, it has emerged.

Cabinet will tomorrow meet to sign off on recommendations to remove the five-day restriction period for those who came into contact with someone who later tested positive for Covid-19.

This newspaper understands that the new rules will apply to everyone, even those who live with a person carrying the virus, as long as they...

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