A new colour-coded response is being considered by the National Public Health Emergency team as part of Ireland’s Covid-19 pandemic plan.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said NHPET has spent a considerable amount of time looking at how Ireland can move to a sustainable long-term plan and the colour-coded system is different to the original roadmap, or phases, outlined by the previous government.
NPHET will meet today to review the latest trends on Covid-19.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, the minister said the phases were about providing time frames, but the codes are a warning system on where “we are at on any given day.”
He said he believes the measures introduced for Laois, Kildare and Offaly are very nuanced and it is possible that such measures will be introduced in other areas in the future.
Minister for Health @DonnellyStephen says it is “entirely possible” that measures in place in Laois, Kildare and Offaly could be introduced again. He says if they were not put in place, “we
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