18 Aug 2022

Kilkenny councillor calls for social bubbles for households

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Cllr Deirdre Cullen is for social bubbles for households

A Kilkenny county councillor has called for 'social bubbles' for people who live alone as a ban on household visits comes into effect.

The ban kicked in at midnight last night (Thursday) as Kilkenny moved to an advanced stage of Level 3 lockdown.

Cllr Deirdre Cullen said: "As we face a ban on household visits  there is a strong argument to be made for allowing social bubbles for those who live alone. In the UK if you live alone or are a single parent, you can still have household visits from your social bubble which is members of another household. Many amongst us are lonely and isolated and a trusted and friendly face through the door is a lifeline! Those who live alone or are single parents need support now more than ever."

Earlier this week the Chairman of Kilkenny County Council Andrew McGuinness has criticised the latest Government restriction on visits to the home, citing it as 'a step too far'. Click here to read more. 

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