No positive Covid-19 tests were reported at a pilot nightclub event at The Button Factory in Dublin last night.
450 attended the event last night, marking the first nightclub event in Ireland since the pandemic began.
Those in attendance were required to show their Covid pass, as well as take an antigen test to gain entry.
Speaking at the launch on Thursday, Minister Martin said the Government is not ruling out the use of antigen tests when nightclubs reopen on October 22nd.
“It is maybe something they will need so that is why we are seeing the effect of it and the impact of antigen testing tonight,” she said.
“So, no clear decision has been made on that.”
“The expert advisory group on antigen testing is due to report in the coming days and these are the sorts of issues we asked them to examine so it will help to have this done,” she continued.
Nightclubs are set to reopen on October 22nd, when the majority of remaining restrictions are set to ease.
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