Residents across the North West could be able to visit nursing homes sooner than anticipated.
The National Public Health Emergency Team says it’s aware of the impact the visitation ban is having on resident’s mental health.
Outdoor visits while maintaining social distancing is one of the options being considered.
Currently visitors are not scheduled to return until phase three.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, says they’re trying to be ‘creative’ with this issue.