Isolation rules had to be relaxed to relieve pressure on health system and employers — Taoiseach
Martin said he accepts European Centre for Disease Control warning that changes to close contact rules were ‘not evidence based’
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has insisted that changing the isolation rules for people who are close contacts with Covid-19 is necessary to relieve the pressure on the health system and employers.
He was speaking after the cabinet agreed to remove the five-day restriction period for those who came into contact with someone who later tested positive for Covid-19. Close contacts who have not received a booster will now have to isolate for seven days, rather than ...