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Mandatory mask-wearing in shops, schools and on public transport to be dropped from Monday

Feb 22, 2022 13:02 By News Northern Sound
Mandatory mask-wearing in shops, schools and on public transport to be dropped from Monday Mandatory mask-wearing in shops, schools and on public transport to be dropped from Monday
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The legal requirement to wear masks in these settings has been dropped.

It'll be optional to wear a mask in shops, schools and on public transport from Monday.

The cabinet has agreed to drop the legal requirement following advice from NPHET.

PCR testing will no longer be available to people under the age of 55 who are in good health.

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While close contacts who don't have symptoms won't have to stay at home.

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar says the public health view is that relaxing the measures in schools is appropriate:

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