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# face-coverings - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Face masks no longer mandatory on EU flights from next week
# Face Masks
# Face Masks

Face masks no longer mandatory on EU flights from next week

Wed 10:38 AM 28,240 Views 31 Comments

The new recommendations are set to come into effect from 16 May.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks
# Nphet
# Nphet

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks

Feb 15th 2022, 6:21 PM 106,650 Views 132 Comments
  • The mask requirement on public transport, shops and in schools is expected to be lifted soon
  • The move will be one of the biggest changes in the pandemic, writes Christina Finn
  • Members of NPHET met with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly on Monday night

# face-coverings - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

NPHET recommends clearer advice that medical and respirator masks 'offer greater protection'
# Ffp2 Mask
# Ffp2 Mask

NPHET recommends clearer advice that medical and respirator masks 'offer greater protection'

Jan 11th 2022, 12:57 PM 32,220 Views 47 Comments

Respirator masks include FFP2 face masks.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19

Dec 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 23,492 Views 0 Comments

A video viewed thousands of times on an Irish Facebook page contains incorrect information about the effectiveness of masks.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Face coverings now mandatory for everyone in House of Commons - except MPs
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Face coverings now mandatory for everyone in House of Commons - except MPs

Oct 27th 2021, 7:27 AM 17,668 Views 13 Comments

Commons authorities said it couldn’t compel MPs to wear masks as they are not deemed to be Parliament employees.

# face-coverings - Monday 17 May, 2021

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key
# Opening Time
# Opening Time

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key

Updated May 17th 2021, 11:02 AM 79,565 Views 36 Comments
  • Non-essential retail is allowed to resume from today
  • Face coverings are still mandatory to wear for customers and staff
  • Queues at some stores but reopening generally more low key than last year
  • Footfall a boost for cities but retailers warn tourism is still important

# face-coverings - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet
# Israel
# Israel

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet

Apr 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 39,730 Views 35 Comments

Masks will still be required indoors, however.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Face coverings are now mandatory in banks, post offices and credit unions
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Face coverings are now mandatory in banks, post offices and credit unions

Jan 26th 2021, 2:48 PM 29,207 Views 36 Comments

The Financial Services Union has welcomed the decision by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.

# face-coverings - Monday 7 December, 2020

'We're asking people to do the right thing': Face coverings now mandatory for drivers and passengers in taxis
# Spsv
# Spsv

'We're asking people to do the right thing': Face coverings now mandatory for drivers and passengers in taxis

Dec 7th 2020, 12:27 PM 14,425 Views 23 Comments

Drivers of taxis are entitled to refuse carriage to somebody not wearing a face covering under new regulations.

# face-coverings - Friday 13 November, 2020

South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks
# Cases Rising
# Cases Rising

South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks

Nov 13th 2020, 7:31 AM 12,813 Views 12 Comments

The country recorded 191 new coronavirus cases today.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Debunked: No, face masks 'sprayed with Teflon' are not causing flu-like symptoms
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, face masks 'sprayed with Teflon' are not causing flu-like symptoms

Nov 11th 2020, 6:10 AM 17,261 Views 15 Comments

This claim has been shared widely on Facebook recently.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds
# Schools
# Schools

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds

Sep 9th 2020, 3:53 PM 16,017 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survey conducted by trade union Fórsa.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says

Aug 26th 2020, 9:57 AM 56,574 Views 135 Comments

The Education Minister has said all pupils must wear face masks, unless there is a medical reason not to.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

U-turn in England as secondary pupils advised to wear face coverings in lockdown areas
# About Face
# About Face

U-turn in England as secondary pupils advised to wear face coverings in lockdown areas

Aug 25th 2020, 9:53 PM 20,826 Views 18 Comments

Face coverings will not be recommended in schools more widely in England, but will be at the schools’ discretion.

# face-coverings - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Debunked: No, wearing a face mask does not 'disrupt pH levels' and increase cancer risk
# Carbon Dioxide
# Carbon Dioxide

Debunked: No, wearing a face mask does not 'disrupt pH levels' and increase cancer risk

Aug 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 38,283 Views 136 Comments

A widely shared Facebook post incorrectly claims that wearing a mask causes people to breathe in their own carbon dioxide.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Church leaders unite to recommend wearing of face coverings during worship
# Mass Gatherings
# Mass Gatherings

Church leaders unite to recommend wearing of face coverings during worship

Aug 19th 2020, 6:15 PM 23,908 Views 24 Comments

The leaders of the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Methodists issued a statement today.

# face-coverings - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Poll: Are you concerned about using public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you concerned about using public transport?

Aug 13th 2020, 9:25 AM 51,329 Views 178 Comments

It is mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport.

# face-coverings - Monday 10 August, 2020

Explainer: Everything to know about new face covering regulations
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Everything to know about new face covering regulations

Aug 10th 2020, 12:27 PM 44,053 Views 103 Comments

You have to wear a face covering in most shops from today.

Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today

Aug 10th 2020, 9:00 AM 64,971 Views 233 Comments

It is now mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, hairdressers, cinemas and museums.

# face-coverings - Friday 7 August, 2020

Teachers and secondary school students to wear face coverings on return to school, says government
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Teachers and secondary school students to wear face coverings on return to school, says government

Aug 7th 2020, 5:11 PM 87,552 Views 104 Comments

The Department of Education confirmed the latest advice in a statement this evening.

Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'
# Back To School
# Back To School

Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 11:15 AM 67,603 Views 94 Comments

Students at third level institutions have been advised to wear face coverings if they cannot maintain a distance of two metres.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Donnelly expects 'very little need' to police wearing of face coverings
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Donnelly expects 'very little need' to police wearing of face coverings

Aug 5th 2020, 12:28 PM 26,542 Views 142 Comments

Face masks will become mandatory in all shops and retail centres from Monday.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

FactCheck: Did a Belfast bank post a notice describing balaclavas as 'unsuitable' face coverings?
# Natwest
# Natwest

FactCheck: Did a Belfast bank post a notice describing balaclavas as 'unsuitable' face coverings?

Jul 21st 2020, 1:00 PM 41,017 Views 27 Comments

A tweet sharing a photo of a notice at a NatWest branch suggests that the notice was displayed in Belfast.

# face-coverings - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Q&A: Your questions about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice answered
# Covid19
# Covid19

Q&A: Your questions about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice answered

Jul 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,652 Views 62 Comments

Phase 4 has been delayed and there are some new restrictions on the way – what does it mean for you?

# face-coverings - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Face coverings will have to be worn in the Dáil from next week
# Political Cover Up
# Political Cover Up

Face coverings will have to be worn in the Dáil from next week

Jul 16th 2020, 10:57 PM 25,250 Views 80 Comments

The move also extends to hallways and work spaces and includes TDs, Oireachtas staff and reporters.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Face coverings to be made mandatory in shops, Taoiseach confirms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Face coverings to be made mandatory in shops, Taoiseach confirms

Jul 15th 2020, 7:40 PM 160,497 Views 218 Comments

Ministers approved the proposal at cabinet this evening.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England

Jul 14th 2020, 7:24 AM 12,743 Views 18 Comments

The order comes into force on 24 July and people who don’t comply could face a fine of up to £100 (€110).

Mandatory masks on public transport 'challenging for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing'
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Mandatory masks on public transport 'challenging for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing'

Jul 14th 2020, 6:10 AM 13,821 Views 12 Comments

Advocacy group Chime suggested that transparent face-shields should be allowed to be used instead.

# face-coverings - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Bus drivers concerned about conflict between passengers over mandatory face coverings
# NBRU
# NBRU

Bus drivers concerned about conflict between passengers over mandatory face coverings

Jul 12th 2020, 2:53 PM 34,025 Views 63 Comments

There is some confusion around who will police new regulations that make face coverings on public transport mandatory.

# face-coverings - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:50 AM 24,873 Views 76 Comments

Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.

# face-coverings - Monday 29 June, 2020

Mandatory use of face coverings on public transport 'likely' to be enforced through fines
# Phase Three
# Phase Three

Mandatory use of face coverings on public transport 'likely' to be enforced through fines

Updated Jun 29th 2020, 10:45 AM 40,282 Views 153 Comments

Enforcement will not begin for a number of weeks, the CEO of the National Transport Authority said.

# face-coverings - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Government confirms face coverings will be mandatory for passengers on public transport
# Cover Up
# Cover Up

Government confirms face coverings will be mandatory for passengers on public transport

Jun 25th 2020, 7:13 PM 39,088 Views 94 Comments

It follows weeks of criticism that not enough people were wearing face coverings while on public transport.

# face-coverings - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Health officials recommend campaign to educate public on the wearing of face masks
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Health officials recommend campaign to educate public on the wearing of face masks

Jun 11th 2020, 7:28 PM 12,961 Views 24 Comments

The campaign will outline best practice for use of face coverings in retail outlets and on public transport.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Explainer: What exactly is the latest advice on face masks and why you should wear them?
# Guidance
# Guidance

Explainer: What exactly is the latest advice on face masks and why you should wear them?

Jun 9th 2020, 11:28 AM 28,983 Views 83 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan has said “we need to do better” in terms of the general public wearing face masks as recommended.

'I think we can do better': Dr Holohan urges more people to wear face masks in public
# Phase Two
# Phase Two

'I think we can do better': Dr Holohan urges more people to wear face masks in public

Jun 9th 2020, 7:28 AM 27,244 Views 67 Comments

The chief medical officer said he’d been shopping at the weekend and was struck by the number of people not wearing one.

# face-coverings - Thursday 4 June, 2020

It will be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport in England from mid-June
# UK
# UK

It will be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport in England from mid-June

Jun 4th 2020, 6:15 PM 11,094 Views 34 Comments

Here in Ireland, advice on wearing face coverings on public transport is a guidance, not a rule.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings

Jun 2nd 2020, 8:03 AM 35,357 Views 31 Comments

The CCPC has warned against claims that these items protect the wearer from Covid-19.

# face-coverings - Friday 15 May, 2020

Taoiseach advises public to wear face coverings on public transport and in retail stores
# Covid19
# Covid19

Taoiseach advises public to wear face coverings on public transport and in retail stores

May 15th 2020, 4:27 PM 31,365 Views 69 Comments

The use of face coverings will not be made a legal requirement.

# face-coverings - Thursday 7 May, 2020

NI Executive to advise public to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Executive to advise public to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces

May 7th 2020, 8:02 PM 10,988 Views 46 Comments

Stormont leaders also confirmed that the North’s Covid-19 infection rate is still too high to ease restrictions.

# face-coverings - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Public guidance on wearing face-coverings 'in certain scenarios' due in next two weeks
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Public guidance on wearing face-coverings 'in certain scenarios' due in next two weeks

May 2nd 2020, 9:28 AM 25,382 Views 68 Comments

Face coverings could possibly be advised for use while on public transport or in retail settings.