Living with Covid plan to focus on schools, childcare, and non-virus hospital patients – Irish Examiner

Getting a million children back to school, reopening childcare services, and treating non-Covid hospital patients in March will be the main elements of the Government’s revised Living With Covid plan, to be announced tomorrow.

However, severe limitations on both personal freedoms and businesses across the country are to remain in place for at least another seven weeks, Taoiseach Micheál Martin will announce. 

One minister said tonight that March and April will be “quite difficult months”.

Following a lengthy meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee tonight, the plan will be brought to a full meeting of the Cabinet tomorrow afternoon and announced in full in the evening.

The three Government party leaders — Mr Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, and Eamon Ryan — are to speak again ahead of Cabinet in order to finalise the details, a Government source said.

In a late twist tonight, speaking on RTÉ Television, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said

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