Covid: Latest measures set to be persuasive rather than prescriptive

Inside Politics: Ministers are expected to sign off on a recommendation that children over nine wear face masks in primary schools

The latest Covid measures that will be announced in Cabinet will be persuasive rather than prescriptive

The latest Covid measures that will be announced in Cabinet will be persuasive rather than prescriptive

The most senior figures of Government spent time last night considering a blanket ban on children’s playdates and attending pantomimes.

In any other moment of time, the only place you might hear that banal proposition being floated would be on the stage of the Gaiety or the Olympia – and coming from the mouth of a wicked warlock or an evil stepmother.

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