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.
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.
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”.