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Social distancing and facemasks may be relaxed for fully vaccinated people

Those who have been fully vaccinated may no longer be required to socially distance or wear face coverings when meeting each other.

This follows new guidance from a European Centre for Disease Control report which was based on an assessment of risk for those who have been fully vaccinated.

The report provides members of the EU with a number of scenarios where social distancing and the wearing of face coverings can be relaxed. Those scenarios include meetings between two individuals at households or social bubbles.

The requirement for travel quarantine may also be waived or adjusted for those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

However, the ECDC has stated that in large gatherings; social distancing and face masks should be maintained despite an individual being fully vaccinated.

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