Tony Holohan

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The country’s top public health doctors are meeting today, they’re expected to recommend moving to phase two of lifting Covid-19 restrictions from Monday.

This morning’s meeting will also discuss bringing forward the reopening of playgrounds to next week, whether summer camps can go ahead, and when families can visit relatives in nursing homes.

Ministers will be given a day to consider their recommendations, before signing off on the proposals tomorrow.

Chief medical officer Tony Holohan says they’re anxious to restore nursing home visits as soon as possible: