Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that some Covid-19 restrictions will remain in place well into 2022.
The Government confirmed that on August 31st, an updated roadmap out of restrictions will be announced.
An Taoiseach gave an interview with the Irish Independent surrounding the new updated roadmap for living with Covid-19.
Martin said the coming months will see less of an emphasis on regulations and more of an emphasis on personal responsibility.
However, he cautioned that the updated roadmap will cover quite a number of months before all social distancing rules are lifted.
“We will definitely go to Christmas and maybe into spring,” he said.
“We will have very high levels of vaccination and the emphasis will be on the basics of social distancing, the personal responsibilities and protecting ourselves sensibly. It will be a less regulatory phase.”
He said social distancing rules will remain in many instances and requirements to wear face coverings will be around for some time to come.