Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (532)

Francis Noel Duffy


532. Deputy Francis Noel Duffy asked the Minister for Health if he will consider requesting optical retailers to open only for emergency services on an appointment-only basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2472/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Optician and optometrist premises are allowed to open during the current Covid-19 pandemic as they provide essential health services. However, in accordance with current Level 5 restrictions, any retail parts of such premises should not be open to the general public for browsing.