Taoist Michael Martin urged adults to limit social contact to ensure that schools remain open and that people continue to work.
He said the new long-term plan to stay with Cavd-19, which launches on Monday, would clarify at what point local regulations would start if needed.
“I urge people to limit their social interactions, especially with adults. We want schools to stay open and we want people to keep working, ”he said.
Martin said the government wants to ensure that there is a clear and consistent approach to dealing with Cavd-19.
“I think people are tired of being infected with this virus,” he told RT Virus Radio One’s Morning Ireland.
Next week’s plan will offer a framework of “simple messaging” about the different levels that apply if there are spikes in the numbers. “We are moving into the second phase.”
He said he knew people were difficult and challenging and that he needed to be lenient with the public.
He said he was very interested in the increased number of caves but that the government had “learned lessons from the past” and that Ireland would not see a significant explosion in nursing homes.
Tao Sich justified the testing and tracing system by saying that the state has the highest level of testing in Europe. Places such as meat plants, direct provision centers, and nursing homes remain important.
“We want to save lives and livelihoods.”
Martin said the government has broad faith in the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team (Neophyte) and will heed their advice.
But he said personal behavior is important and people need to reduce their contacts.
In connection with the reopening of pubs, Martin said there is a case for reopening in countries where the virus is less. However, he pointed out that the decision to open pubs always comes with a warning to local individuals.
At the same time, the number of notifications of close contacts identified in the smartphone app for CAVD-19 nearly tripled in the past month, in line with the increase in cases diagnosed.
As of Wednesday evening, 953 people were found to be in close contact with confirmed diagnoses. It was 370 last month.
Of the 1.84 million people who downloaded the app, a quarter decided not to share their information, so this number may be closer to 1,300.
The number of users of the application that uploaded status positive to CAVED-19 also rose to 580.
According to Fran Thompson, Chief Information Officer, HSE, these figures correspond to a significant increase in the Cowd-19 diagnosis over the past six weeks.
“There is a correlation between the number of positive cases and the number of close relationships as the number increases on a daily basis. There are peaks and streams depending on the day, ”Thompson said.
If there was a period of less than 15 minutes within two meters of the confirmed case, the digital application will identify a person as a close relative.
The application, which uses decolonization technology, acts as a complement to the contact tracers, who receive a list from a person with a confirmed case of corona virus who or they have been in close contact with them.