Face masks and more restrictions could be introduced locally this autumn


Lyssna: Face masks and enforced isolation could be introduced this autumn

The government and Public Health Agency presented updated policy for the autumn today, depending on how the spread of Covid-19 develops.

With local outbreaks likely, the agency says the use of local restrictions is being looked at, including local recommendations to use face masks and possible restrictions on the movements for those living together with people diagnosed with the virus.

The current recommendations of washing hands, physical distancing, staying home when sick, working from home where possible and not meeting new people would continue for the foreseeable future, they added.

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Keith Foster