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Here are all the restrictions being eased from today

From today, many Covid-19 restrictions will be relaxed in the most significant easing of restrictions since the pandemic began.

The vast majority of these remaining restrictions will be removed by October 22nd.

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Indoor venues will be allowed to host events with 60% capacity for people who are fully vaccinated.

Venues hosting outdoor events will allow 75% of their capacity to be used for fully vaccinated individuals. Live music can resume with appropriate protective factors in place. Indoor entertainment will be achieved with a fully-seated audience.

Live music will also return at weddings, with the number of attendees restricted to 100.

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All religious ceremonies, such as communions and confirmations, can proceed with 50% of the venue’s capacity regardless of the attendees’ immunity status.

This significant easing of restrictions has been made possible by what Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has described as Ireland’s “world-class vaccination programme”.

With 90% of the Irish population now fully vaccinated, HSE chief Paul Reid stated, “The vaccination programme continues successfully”.

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