Closure of businesses will be costly but necessary – Feighan

Hundreds of thousands of people aren’t going to their place of work this morning after new coronavirus restrictions came into force.

Theatres, clubs, marts and bingo halls are among a list of businesses that are now closed because of Covid-19.

However, factories and construction sites remain open but are being asked to put measures in place to allow for social distancing.

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The Health and Safety Authority will be tasked with monitoring construction sites and their compliance with social distancing guidelines.

Sligo-Leitrim TD Frank Feighan admits that the measures will be costly.

However he feels that they will be vital if the country is to stay functioning.