School children from 3rd class up are to wear masks in class NPHET advises

The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) have advised the government on a number of new Covid guidelines, in an effort to slow down the rampant spread of the virus in Ireland, especially amongst primary school children.

For the most part, NPHET have advised children under the age of 12 to avoid indoor settings as much as possible, including playdates, birthday parties, nativity plays and holy communions.

As reported by, they’ve also advised children nine-years-of-age and up to start wearing masks on public transport and in shops. 

Furthermore, if the government approves these new guidelines, school children from 3rd class upwards will have to wear masks in the classroom, until at least the middle of February. Meanwhile, Covid Certs might be required for other settings, not just hospitality.

The government is said to consider this advice over the coming days, ahead of a cabinet meeting which is due to take place next week.

More to follow.




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