The National Public Health Emergency Team's considering changing the social distancing rules for the hospitality sector.

The 2 metre guideline could be reduced to 1 metre, but only for periods when the Covid-19 transmission rate is low across the country.

Thousands of workers in hotels, pubs and restaurants may not be able to return to their jobs if the 2 metre rule isn't relaxed.

4 more people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the death toll to 1,683, while there have been 25,207 confirmed cases.

There was no change in the figures of confirmed cases in  Connaught Counties for a second successive day yesterday,   Mayo remains at 570 confirmed cases, Galway - 481, Roscommon - 337, Sligo -128 and 84 cases in Leitrim.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, says social distancing is being kept under review for the tourism industry.

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