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# mask wearing

This year
Health unions seek urgent meeting with HSE on end of mandatory mask wearing in hospitals
There are concerns that lifting mandatory mask wearing could cause “friction” between those with different views in already overcrowded hospital wards.
Last year
79% of people in favour of mandatory mask-wearing in at least one setting
More people in older age groups said they would like to see masks made mandatory.
Customer fails in facemask discrimination case against €1 million lotto shop
When asked by the shop owner whether or not he would wear a mask in the shop, Paul Kinsella refused.
'Stronger mask advice wouldn't end this Covid wave, but would help slow it down'
Christine Loscher said strong new public health advice on masks would help ease pressure on hospitals.
Cabinet agrees to end almost all Covid-19 health measures from next Monday
Updated guidance will be issued for early learning and childcare providers on preventing the spread of infection.
Coalition leaders to discuss changes to mandatory mask-wearing rules
It comes ahead of a Cabinet meeting tomorrow, at which the Government is expected to accept the advice from health officials.
Poll: Will you still wear a face mask when it's no longer mandatory?
Mask-wearing is on the agenda as NPHET meets today.
Anti-restrictions protesters try to storm Bulgarian parliament
A heavy police presence prevented protesters from entering the building in Sofia.
All time
Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school
The recommendation was made by public health officials last week.
Israel reimposes rule to wear masks in indoor public places as Covid-19 cases spike
The requirement had been dropped 10 days ago.