It was originally planned that this Friday, October 22nd, would see the majority of restrictions being eased in Ireland.
However, a recent spike in cases and hospitalisations caused the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) and Government to take a more cautious approach.
It’s not quite Freedom Day after all…
Here are the restrictions being eased from Friday:
- EU Digital Certs will be required for indoor dining
- Table service is only permitted
- Maximum of 10 adults per table
- Face masks must be worn unless eating or drinking
- Specific sectoral guidance is due to be developed for nightclubs, establishing approved protective measures
- EU Digital Certs, contact tracing data collection and wearing of face masks except when eating, drinking and dancing will apply
- Dancing will be permitted, but social distancing measures will be implemented
Weddings & Services
- Weddings and Religious Services will be permitted to open without capacity limits
- All current protective measures must remain in place
Indoor Live Events
- For indoor live events – sports, music or entertainment – audience members should be fully seated
- Standing is permitted while at your seat
- Organisers of indoor activities should ensure protective measures are in place
These new regulations will take effect from Friday, October 22nd.
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