Roscommon restaurenteur against shortening Covid isolation period

Mar 25, 2022 17:03 By Shannonside News
Roscommon restaurenteur against shortening Covid isolation period Roscommon restaurenteur against shortening Covid isolation period
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The Roscommon businessman was reacting to reports that shortening the Covid isolation period is being considered as a means of helping employers who are short of staff

A west Roscommon employer says he doesn't think shortening the isolation period for people who have Covid is a good idea.

Ray O' Connor who runs the Old Stone House Restaurant in Ballinlough says he doesn't want to see any staff coming back to work who could possibly pass Covid on to other staff or customers.

The government is reported to be examining shortening the period from 7 ,to 4 or 5 days, after concerns were raised about staff shortages as the country deals with the latest wave of the virus.


Ray O'  Connor says they are continuing to temperature check customers and staff and most people seem to prefer their safety measures.

The restaurateur says asking employees to come back soon after having Covid could end up closing the whole business down.


Mr O' Connor's comments come as 19,866 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed today.

There are 9,324 PCR-confirmed cases, while 10,542 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal.

1,466 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, an increase of 41 on yesterday.


55 are in ICU, which is up by 2.







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