Covid-19 measures are start of a marathon, not a sprint
Social distancing is designed to reduce and spread out the number of cases to stop the health service being overwhelmed
A number of factors triggered the government’s decision to announce a series of measures aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus.
An increase in the number of cases, growing concerns about community transmission and the experience of some of our closest neighbours in Europe all fed into the decision-making process.
Updated advice from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was also a critical deciding factor.
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
Cancer survivors speak out against practice of hospitals using debt agencies to collect unpaid fees
Cancer patients without health insurance or a medical card are finding themselves under an increased financial and emotional burden as hospitals hand over the collection of fees for treatment to private debt collection agencies
Covid-19: ‘The government can dress this up whatever way it likes, but the supports announced come nowhere close to being enough’
Pubs, restaurants and hotels fear they will be left without proper supports while the busiest period of the year has been taken away from them, and many entertainment venues are facing complete closure
‘Covid brought us to our knees, but the cyberattack was just a sucker-punch to the chest’
Medics describe the chaos in the wake of the HSE cyberattack in May of 2021 – and ask whether anything has been done to prevent a potential next one
Butler urges completion of eating disorder unit as ‘matter of priority’
The Business Post reported on Thursday that the new unit at Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin had been delayed until at least mid-2022