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# nphet - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 274 new cases - including 166 in Dublin
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# Covid19

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 274 new cases - including 166 in Dublin

Sep 19th 2020, 5:31 PM 126,978 Views 293 Comments

The figures were announced by health officials this evening.

# nphet - Friday 18 September, 2020

Taoiseach set to address the nation as Cabinet accepts Level 3 advice for Dublin
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Taoiseach set to address the nation as Cabinet accepts Level 3 advice for Dublin

Updated Sep 18th 2020, 5:07 PM 137,606 Views 170 Comments

Cabinet has accepted NPHET advice without deviation, including recommendations on closing indoor dining.

# nphet - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Dublin is set to move from Level 2 to Level 3 - here's what that means
# Level 3
# Level 3

Dublin is set to move from Level 2 to Level 3 - here's what that means

Sep 17th 2020, 6:44 PM 143,337 Views 56 Comments

NPHET’s advice will be considered by a new oversight group this evening with an announcement expected tomorrow.

# nphet - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

NPHET warns deaths and hospitalisations will see exponential growth 'if people do nothing'
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET warns deaths and hospitalisations will see exponential growth 'if people do nothing'

Sep 16th 2020, 7:05 PM 83,348 Views 167 Comments

“Hospitalisations are increasing and we’re sadly seeing people die,” said Professor Philip Nolan.

'Dublin situation not looking good': Ministers concerns grow over capital moving to Level Three
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'Dublin situation not looking good': Ministers concerns grow over capital moving to Level Three

Sep 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 81,396 Views 80 Comments

Moving Dublin to Level 3 would be a significant step, the Taoiseach said.

# nphet - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin

Sep 15th 2020, 5:40 PM 176,053 Views 218 Comments

There have been 1,787 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to date.

# nphet - Monday 14 September, 2020

Dublin pubs not expected to reopen on Monday due to rising Covid-19 cases in the county
# Wet Pubs
# Wet Pubs

Dublin pubs not expected to reopen on Monday due to rising Covid-19 cases in the county

Sep 14th 2020, 10:37 PM 42,225 Views 109 Comments

Pubs in all 26 counties were due to reopen next week but rising cases in Dublin mean some will remain closed.

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children
# Nphet
# Nphet

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children

Sep 14th 2020, 10:14 PM 40,243 Views 24 Comments

The period of isolation following onset of symptoms has also been reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

# nphet - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says
# Government
# Government

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says

Sep 13th 2020, 1:10 PM 40,086 Views 38 Comments

Micheál Martin also said he anticipates endorsing guidance from the CMO about Dublin-specific measures.

# nphet - Friday 11 September, 2020

Tom Clonan: The messaging from this new government has been an omnishambles
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: The messaging from this new government has been an omnishambles

Sep 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,968 Views 23 Comments

Its communications strategy has been a mess at a crucial time for public health, Brexit and the economy, writes Clonan.

# nphet - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Covid-19: Dublin faces visitor restrictions as NPHET makes recommendations to Government
# Nphet
# Nphet

Covid-19: Dublin faces visitor restrictions as NPHET makes recommendations to Government

Updated Sep 10th 2020, 5:00 PM 219,221 Views 154 Comments

Over half of Covid-19 cases reported in the past seven days have been in Dublin.

# nphet - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'If we don't act now to reduce our contacts... the number of cases in Dublin would double every 14 days'
# Nphet
# Nphet

'If we don't act now to reduce our contacts... the number of cases in Dublin would double every 14 days'

Sep 9th 2020, 7:35 PM 46,796 Views 87 Comments

With NPHET due to meet tomorrow to discuss the situation in Dublin, people have been urged to reduce their contacts.

Public health experts must justify any proposed restrictions for Dublin if they're more 'drastic' than other EU cities
# Nphet
# Nphet

Public health experts must justify any proposed restrictions for Dublin if they're more 'drastic' than other EU cities

Sep 9th 2020, 2:00 PM 41,967 Views 82 Comments

Ireland needs to look to other EU countries and how they are handling spikes, says Tánaiste.

Separation between NPHET's guidance and government's decisions has 'become confused', TDs told
# ICCL
# ICCL

Separation between NPHET's guidance and government's decisions has 'become confused', TDs told

Sep 9th 2020, 6:10 AM 23,029 Views 16 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties will be among a number of parties addressing the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 today.

# nphet - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Ministers concerned Dublin and Limerick on 'knife-edge' - but it will be next week before any further measures are discussed
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ministers concerned Dublin and Limerick on 'knife-edge' - but it will be next week before any further measures are discussed

Sep 8th 2020, 2:28 PM 69,998 Views 56 Comments

NPHET is due to discuss the situation in the two counties at its next meeting before making any recommendations.

# nphet - Monday 7 September, 2020

NPHET says Christmas and Halloween not 'cancelled' as people advised to plan festivities in Covid-19 environment
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

NPHET says Christmas and Halloween not 'cancelled' as people advised to plan festivities in Covid-19 environment

Sep 7th 2020, 8:09 PM 66,465 Views 70 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said messages about how to safely socialise at these times will likely be issued.

# nphet - Friday 4 September, 2020

'Some people are getting a little terrorised': Tánaiste says we should not be obsessing about daily Covid numbers
# Nphet
# Nphet

'Some people are getting a little terrorised': Tánaiste says we should not be obsessing about daily Covid numbers

Sep 4th 2020, 4:25 PM 26,495 Views 51 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the publication of daily figures should continue but said more ‘common sense’ needed to be heard now.

Minister to meet with sports bodies to discuss Covid-19 restrictions
# Sport
# Sport

Minister to meet with sports bodies to discuss Covid-19 restrictions

Sep 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,194 Views 23 Comments

Catherine Martin will meet with representatives from the GAA, FAI and the IRFU today.

# nphet - Thursday 3 September, 2020

People warned to be 'exceptionally careful' in interactions amid increase in Covid-19 cases among older people
# Nphet
# Nphet

People warned to be 'exceptionally careful' in interactions amid increase in Covid-19 cases among older people

Sep 3rd 2020, 7:42 AM 56,684 Views 63 Comments

The majority of coronavirus cases in August were among young people, but there has been an increase in cases among older people recently.

# nphet - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Coronavirus: One death and 89 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid19

Coronavirus: One death and 89 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:04 PM 104,502 Views 144 Comments

Health officials have provided an update this evening.

Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'
# Vintner Is Coming
# Vintner Is Coming

Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'

Updated Sep 2nd 2020, 12:55 PM 101,721 Views 91 Comments

Ireland is the only country in the whole of Europe where pubs remain closed.

# nphet - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

People 'will have to go to pubs in small groups' if and when they reopen, NPHET warns
# Philip Nolan
# Philip Nolan

People 'will have to go to pubs in small groups' if and when they reopen, NPHET warns

Sep 1st 2020, 9:16 AM 67,017 Views 127 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan warned that restrictions on indoor gathering will “likely be with us for some time”.

# nphet - Monday 31 August, 2020

Parents urged not to 'dose' children who show Covid-19 symptoms with painkillers and to keep them at home
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Parents urged not to 'dose' children who show Covid-19 symptoms with painkillers and to keep them at home

Aug 31st 2020, 9:55 PM 45,505 Views 16 Comments

Many schools are reopening their doors to staff and students this week.

Coronavirus: Kildare lockdown to be lifted with immediate effect
# Local Lockdown
# Local Lockdown

Coronavirus: Kildare lockdown to be lifted with immediate effect

Updated Aug 31st 2020, 3:59 PM 96,476 Views 94 Comments

The decision was made at a Cabinet meeting this afternoon.

# nphet - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Campaign group to seek NPHET's 'specific concerns' about live events in meeting with Health Minister
# Mixed Messaging
# Mixed Messaging

Campaign group to seek NPHET's 'specific concerns' about live events in meeting with Health Minister

Aug 30th 2020, 8:15 AM 35,266 Views 34 Comments

Confusion arose earlier this month following conflicting messages on numbers permitted at cultural events.

# nphet - Friday 28 August, 2020

Sale of alcohol should be restricted if we're facing another lockdown, Vintners' Federation says
# Prohibition
# Prohibition

Sale of alcohol should be restricted if we're facing another lockdown, Vintners' Federation says

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 1:32 PM 207,434 Views 266 Comments

CEO Padraig Cribben said restrictions on the sale of alcohol from off licences and supermarkets should be considered.

# nphet - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'We can't have some kind of national party': Public urged to be cautious about socialising in weeks ahead
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We can't have some kind of national party': Public urged to be cautious about socialising in weeks ahead

Aug 27th 2020, 10:34 PM 49,265 Views 65 Comments

252 outbreaks of the virus in the last two weeks are down to gatherings in houses.

Lockdown restrictions to remain in Kildare as Nphet dashes hopes of early release
# Too Soon
# Too Soon

Lockdown restrictions to remain in Kildare as Nphet dashes hopes of early release

Aug 27th 2020, 7:13 PM 59,676 Views 55 Comments

The current advice is that they should remain in place until Sunday week.

# nphet - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister

Aug 26th 2020, 6:22 PM 34,170 Views 48 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has asked NPHET whether the Kildare lockdown can be lifted early.

# nphet - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Opinion: Clifden opened wounds, but we must resist the urge to lock down Irish life entirely
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: Clifden opened wounds, but we must resist the urge to lock down Irish life entirely

Aug 25th 2020, 7:52 AM 38,470 Views 39 Comments

Consultant Geriatrician, Professor Rónán Collins says it’s more important to ‘add life to years’ than ‘add years to life’ and that Irish life must go on, despite Covid-19.

# nphet - Sunday 23 August, 2020

GAA 'not looking for conflict' in public statement to Ronan Glynn and NPHET, says president
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From The42
# Request

GAA 'not looking for conflict' in public statement to Ronan Glynn and NPHET, says president

Aug 23rd 2020, 3:42 PM 33,256 Views 44 Comments

The GAA this week asked public health experts to present the data behind a recommendation to play all games behind closed doors.

# nphet - Friday 21 August, 2020

Restrictions to remain in place in Kildare for two weeks but lifted for Laois and Offaly
# Covid19
# Covid19

Restrictions to remain in place in Kildare for two weeks but lifted for Laois and Offaly

Aug 21st 2020, 5:10 PM 68,895 Views 94 Comments

Over the last 14 days 455 cases had been reported in Kildare, 81 in Offaly and 41 in Laois.

Restrictions expected to be lifted in Laois and Offaly, but not Kildare
# LOKdown
# LOKdown

Restrictions expected to be lifted in Laois and Offaly, but not Kildare

Aug 21st 2020, 8:47 AM 34,382 Views 64 Comments

A decision on whether to extend the regional lockdown is expected to be made by the government later today.

# nphet - Thursday 20 August, 2020

NPHET to recommend nursing home residents should have no more than 4 nominated visitors
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

NPHET to recommend nursing home residents should have no more than 4 nominated visitors

Aug 20th 2020, 8:36 PM 18,672 Views 41 Comments

NPHET discussed the issue of visitation in nursing homes and residential care facilities at its meeting today.

NPHET to meet today to discuss restrictions in Kildare, Laois and Offaly
# Regional Restrictions
# Regional Restrictions

NPHET to meet today to discuss restrictions in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

Aug 20th 2020, 7:32 AM 30,267 Views 34 Comments

The measures announced by government for these counties are due to expire this weekend.

# nphet - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Philip Nolan says GAA response to latest Covid-19 restrictions is 'a bit headmaster-ish'
# GAA
# GAA

Philip Nolan says GAA response to latest Covid-19 restrictions is 'a bit headmaster-ish'

Aug 19th 2020, 5:21 PM 63,858 Views 105 Comments

All sport in Ireland must now be held without fans with immediate effect until at least 13 September.

The Explainer: What led to the new Covid-19 restrictions?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What led to the new Covid-19 restrictions?

Aug 19th 2020, 1:12 PM 22,595 Views 65 Comments

This week’s episode sees Professor Philip Nolan, chair of NPHET, talk us through the decision making.

# nphet - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Government advises over 70s to limit interactions, tells people to limit home visits to six people
# Public Health
# Public Health

Government advises over 70s to limit interactions, tells people to limit home visits to six people

Updated Aug 18th 2020, 6:34 PM 169,746 Views 282 Comments

Health officials have expressed concern at rising case numbers in recent weeks.

NPHET recommends asking older people to limit time outdoors and to reduce numbers at home gatherings
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

NPHET recommends asking older people to limit time outdoors and to reduce numbers at home gatherings

Updated Aug 18th 2020, 3:00 PM 184,523 Views 254 Comments

Health officials have also recommended that sports be returned to behind-closed-doors.

# nphet - Monday 17 August, 2020

'I don't think we broke the law, it was 20 seconds of madness': Restaurateur defends scenes at Dublin venue
# Berlin D2
# Berlin D2

'I don't think we broke the law, it was 20 seconds of madness': Restaurateur defends scenes at Dublin venue

Aug 17th 2020, 9:10 AM 125,947 Views 174 Comments

Health minister Stephen Donnelly described the scenes in Berlin D2 as “reckless” and said it would be up to gardaí whether to send a file to the DPP.