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Visiting ban remains in nursing homes & hospitals as some restrictions lifted

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Health officials have confirmed that visiting bans at hospitals and nursing homes will remain in place until further notice.

Restrictions have been eased as Ireland enters phase one of the Government’s road-map for reopening the country. However HSE Mid West Community Healthcare has moved to remind the public that visiting restrictions continue.

“Today is a very important day as some restrictions are carefully removed. HSE Mid West Community Healthcare would like to advise until further notice there is no change to visiting restrictions at HSE residential care settings and nursing homes,” a spokesperson told The Clare Echo.

As of today (Monday), construction and outdoor work has resumed. Garden centres, hardware stores, opticians, electrical stores, car dealerships and bike repairs have reopened. A list of all open businesses within the county is available, here.

Golf clubs have also reopened to the public while up to four people from different households can meet outdoors if they live within 5km of each other and maintain social distance at all times.

Members of the public are advised to wear face masks when in enclosed indoor setting such as when shopping and when on public transport.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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