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Reopening today ‘another major step forward’ – Varadkar

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has today said the further easing of restrictions today has been made possible as a result of Ireland’s vaccination programme.

Varadkar said the return of hundreds of businesses, which have been closed since March 2020, was “another major step forward, as we move towards a new normal”.

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“While some sectors experienced on and off lockdowns, these sectors have experienced one long lockdown, which ends today,” he said.

The Fine Gael leader said that these businesses will initially need to operate using the vaccine certificate, but these restrictions will be lifted on October 22nd “all things going well”.

“The Government recognises the enormous sacrifices made by staff and business owners in these sectors. We know that continued financial support will be needed,” he added.

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The Government plans to end all Covid-19 restrictions by October 22nd, except for the use of face coverings in certain scenarios.

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