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Dancing will be allowed at events from September 6th, Taoiseach confirms

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed that dancing will be permitted at events from next Monday, September 6th.

Speaking at the Government press conference yesterday evening, Martin added that the prevention of dancing at weddings and events will be removed.

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However, he said that public health advice will prevail.

Leo Varadkar also confirmed yesterday that the 11:30pm curfew on clubs and bars will be scrapped entirely in October, as rules for indoor hospitality are set to return to normality.

Varadkar said this change will take place on October 22nd, with a return to pre-pandemic rules.

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However, Varadkar cautioned that the movement towards ending all restrictions, except for the use of face coverings in certain circumstances, will be contingent with the public health situation the week prior.

“This pandemic is definitely not over, I’ve always said we need to get by at least another winter before we can say this pandemic is behind us and we are coming into this winter over the coming months, and it could be a difficult winter for our hospitals,” Varadkar said.

The Fine Gael leader stressed the importance of the vaccine booster programme coming up in the next few weeks, and urged anyone who has not yet come forward for a vaccine to do so.

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