Strict limits on Christmas get-togethers needed, Nphet expert warns

Professor Philip Nolan says tight restrictions may be needed on social contacts amid concerns there could be a third wave in spring if level 5 restrictions are eased too early

8th November, 2020
Strict limits on Christmas get-togethers needed, Nphet expert warns
The public would need to adopt ‘a much more prioritised approach to Christmas’, potentially limiting themselves to an “overall budget” of contacts said Professor Philip Nolan of Nphet

The Irish public will need to sacrifice a social Christmas in order to prevent Covid-19 cases rising again in the spring, a leading member of the National Public Health Emergency Team’s (Nphet) modelling advisory group has warned.

“If we go back to the levels of social contact we had in August and September, we are storing up a difficulty for ourselves in January and February,” Professor Philip Nolan told the Business Post....

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