From the 1st of next month (November) restrictions on visits from partners at all stages of pregnancy, at Maternity wards will no longer be in place.
Support partners are to be allowed access to maternity units between 8am and 9pm daily. While 24 hour access will be given in distressing circumstances or if delivery is expected.
The development has been welcomed by Mayo Fianna Fail Senator Lisa Chambers.
The Senator has advocated for the removal of the restrictions from the start of the pandemic.