Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

Impact of Covid-19: Hospitality Sector

Photo of Paul MurphyPaul Murphy (Dublin South West, RISE)
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Mr. Cribben stated the VFI has stuck with the public health advice, but the public health advice at that stage was quite clear about the 2 m distance. The purpose of the study was to make the case for a reduction of the 2 m but that was not grounded in science or public health. It was grounded in the capacity and viability of pubs, which I appreciate is an important issue, and not in public health.