To: HSE

Wear a mask to protect old people

Wear a mask to protect old people

Make it mandatory for people to wear a mask inside public places to protect our older generation and our immunocompromised friends and family.

Why is this important?

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) recently reviewed the latest scientific evidence on the use of face masks in the community. It reported that the use of face masks by people who are asymptomatic may help reduce the spread of infection in the community. This is done by minimising the excretion of respiratory droplets from infected individuals, who may not even know they are infected and before they develop symptoms.

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  • It's the only way we're going to get back to normal in a safe way