Mask-wearing requirements may be relaxed for those who are vaccinated

Mask-wearing requirements may be relaxed for those who are vaccinated

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Proposals are being considered to relax the mask-wearing requirement for people who have been fully vaccinated.


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According to The Irish Times, NPHET is set to discuss proposals on mask-wearing for people who have had full immunisation against Covid-19 for at least two weeks as part of a "vaccine bonus".

Also being considered by NPHET will be a provision that fully vaccinated people will no longer have to restrict their movements if they are identified as a close contact of a confirmed case.


The government has mentioned a so-called vaccine bonus a number of times recently, with Taoiseach Micheál Martin previously stating the bonus would be in the form of "avoiding mortality, avoiding severe illness and spread".


Essentially, a vaccine bonus would mean a slight easing of restrictions for people who have received their Covid-19 vaccination.


We saw the first signs of the bonus on 30 March when it was announced that two fully vaccinated people were now able to meet up indoors.


Meanwhile, the one millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine is set to be administered in Ireland on Wednesday.


Originally, the government said it wanted to administer 1.25 million doses by the end of March but fell well short of that target due to supply issues.


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