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A Covid Christmas – wear masks, avoid the pub and ‘no passing around the gravy boat’

Experts fear festive season will spark return to pre-coronavirus habits, writes Catherine Fegan

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Experts fear social distancing and masks will be forgotten at Christmas time. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

Experts fear social distancing and masks will be forgotten at Christmas time. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

Experts fear social distancing and masks will be forgotten at Christmas time. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

‘Picture the scene,” says Dr Douglas Hamilton, a public health specialist based in the midlands.

“It’s Christmas and you are in a really good pub that you go to every year with your family.

"There is music, there is singing, there are pints being moved from hand to hand, people are sitting close together, shouting and laughing.”


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