Further restrictions expected to be lifted in North West next week

It’s widely expected the country’s top public health doctors will today recommend moving to phase two of lifting Covid-19 restrictions next Monday.


The National Public Health Emergency Team meets this morning to discuss the roadmap for reopening the country, along with whether playgrounds can reopen and summer camps can go ahead earlier than planned.


Some special education classes may also be able to resume.


A further three people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the death toll to 1,659, while 47 new cases have been detected.


Once again there has been no change in the number of Covid 19 cases in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.


Chief medical officer Tony Holohan is confident phase two will come into effect next week: