The relatively minor numbers who ascribe to being anti-vaxx, anti-mask and general anti-authority have called for a school walk-out in protest against the wearing of masks in primary school with a planned protest on Friday outside the Dáil at high noon!
It comes as the government recommend that children in third class and above wear masks to help slow down the spread of the Covid-19 infection. The recommendations will be reviewed again by NPHET in February.
Medical exemptions will apply to any pupil with difficulty breathing or other relevant medical conditions and will also apply to “any pupil who has special needs and who may feel upset or very uncomfortable wearing the cloth face covering or visor, for example pupils with intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, sensory concerns or tactile sensitivity.”
The rally is supported by ‘Enough is Enough’ who say they are “campaigners for truth and civil rights, freedom and bodily autonomy.”
A promotional poster reads “Calling on parents and children across Ireland to unite in a mass gathering at Dáil Éireann.”
“Minister Donnelly, we will not comply with your inhumane mask mandate for primary school children.”
“Let’s lead by example and show our children what democracy looks like!”
The poster also boasts that they will be joined by “inspirational speakers, teachers, therapists, special needs parents and more!”
Schools have also been told that they are best placed to identify those children whose complex needs are such that the wearing of face covering may not be possible for them, and to discuss this with parents as required.
Pupils from third class and up on the primary transport scheme will also be required to wear face masks/coverings subject to the exemptions above.
On Saturday last hundreds of demonstrators congregated outside the GPO in Dublin to protest against further Covid related restrictions.