The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has advised Government not to remove public health restrictions, such as mask-wearing and social distancing until at least February 2022.
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Tony Holohan has told ministers that the epidemiological situation in Ireland has deteriorated and is now uncertain.
NPHET has recommended that public health measures across various settings should remain in place.
NPHET said it does not foresee these restrictions being eased until February 2022 at the earliest.
Government sources have indicated that Covid vaccine passes will be continued until at least the end of the year for indoor hospitality settings.
Cabinet will also allow nightclubs to reopen, but measures such as the use of Covid vaccine passes and the use of antigen testing will play a pivotal role.
Cabinet will finalise plans for the reopening on October 22nd today.
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