Covid: Restrictions to go next month!

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has this week announced plans to lift most of Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions by October 22nd.

Speaking on Tuesday, the Taoiseach said the time was now right to move into a new phase of living with the disease.

“The time is now right to begin the move from regulation and widespread restrictions on people’s personal freedom, to an approach primarily defined by public health advice, personal behaviour, judgement and responsibility,” he said.

All public transport returned to 100 percent capacity yesterday (Wednesday) while organised indoor events and mass gatherings will return to normality from next Monday (September 6th).

Where everyone is vaccinated or ‘immune’, the capacity at indoor events, cinemas and theatres can be 60 percent.

The numbers allowed at weddings will remain at 100 for now, but live music will be permitted and legal restrictions on dancing will be removed. 50 percent capacity will also be permitted at religious ceremonies.

Outdoor organised events will be allowed to return to 75 percent of venue capacity, where attendees are immune or those under the age of eighteen accompanied by an adult.