Over-70s under ‘house arrest’


Sir, – While supporting the overall measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus, I would suggest a tweaking of the ban on over-70s leaving their houses.

As things stand they are effectively under house arrest. They cannot leave their houses, not even on a lead!

Regular exercise is important for all age groups. To avoid contact with youngsters under-70, perhaps there could be a designated “happy hour”, when the old folks can be released into the wild? – Yours, etc,



Dublin 7.