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Quarantine time for UK arrivals likely to increase

Jun 15, 2021 09:06 By News Northern Sound
Quarantine time for UK arrivals likely to increase Quarantine time for UK arrivals likely to increase
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It's over concerns about the Delta variant of Covid.

Cabinet will consider extra restrictions on people traveling into Ireland from Britain this morning.

While Ministers will also be briefed on the plan for the full return of students to college campuses in the autumn.

With fears swirling around the Delta variant of COVID Taoiseach Micheál Martin will update the cabinet on the vaccination programme, with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly in Luxembourg for meetings with his European colleagues.

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Cabinet will also be asked to approve enhancing mandatory home quarantine rules for travelers coming from the UK.

Un-vaccinated people will need to isolate for 10 days - with negative tests on day 5 and 10.

Fully vaccinated travelers will be able to leave quarantine with a negative test after day five.

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Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris will brief Ministers on the return to college campuses.

At a minimum lab classes, small lectures, tutorials and workshops will resume.

In a best case scenario large scale lectures will be back - and rapid antigen testing may be used in the re-opening of campuses.

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Justice Minister Heather Humphreys is bringing a memo to lift the emergency visa requirements for a number of South American countries that were brought in early this year.

The cabinet is also expected to discuss the Mica redress scheme ahead of a planned large protest, and sign up to an EU declaration pledging to end homelessness by 2030.

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