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DublinTown statement on possible level 5 restrictions

  • Gerard Farrell
  • Mon 05 October, 2020

We are all in this together and we are going to live with Covid.  If these statements are true then let’s make them a reality.  We understand that very few grocery workers, transport workers or front line Gardaí fell ill at the height of the pandemic.  DublinTown members have reported negligible cases amongst retail or hospitality workers since the lifting of restrictions in June.  If this is correct, clearly something is being done right in these environments, particularly when considering that many are classed as high risk by NPHET.  If the data suggests otherwise, let’s ALL study it to ascertain how we can improve and reduce infection.

ALL of society can learn from experience in reducing risk. Working together we can save lives by promoting best practice.  We can ALL benefit where these practices are brought into our homes and on-street interactions.

But we need get beyond endless rounds of opening and closures. Further lockdowns may require decades to recover for our society and economy and for our collective mental and physical health.  Let’s study what we’ve done right and follow it and help society function in this new normal.