Two metre social distancing could be reviewed for hospitality sector

There is some encouraging news this morning for the many people from across the north west that are employed in the hospitality sector.


The two metre social distancing rule for hotels, pubs and restaurants could be reduced to one metre, at times when the Covid-19 transmission rate is low.


Guidelines are being reviewed to help the hospitality sector, with fears the current measures mean thousands of people will not return to work in the tourism sector.


A further 4 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the death toll here to 1,683, while 9 new cases have been confirmed.


There are now 471 cases in Donegal, 128 in Sligo and 84 in Leitrim.


Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says they’re examining the social distancing guidelines for the hospitality sector: