Relaxations announced by the Irish premier Micheal Martin

These are the full suite of changes to Covid rules in Ireland announced in Dublin on Friday evening.

Pa Reporters
Friday 21 January 2022 19:33
A sign in the window of Bar Rua in Dublin’s city centre. (Brian Lawless/PA)
A sign in the window of Bar Rua in Dublin’s city centre. (Brian Lawless/PA)

These are the changes of Covid restrictions which Irish premier Micheal Martin announced on Friday evening.

From 6am on January 22, the following restrictions will be removed:

– Guidance in relation to household visiting

– Early closing time for hospitality and events

– Capacity restrictions for outdoor events, including sporting fixtures

– Capacity restrictions for indoor events, including weddings.

– Restrictions on nightclubs

– Requirements to have a valid Digital Covid Certificate to enter various premises will be removed.

From January 24, a return to physical attendance in workplaces can commence on a phased basis appropriate to each sector.

A number of public health measures will remain in place until February 28:

– Requirements for mask wearing in all settings where currently regulated for

– Protective measures in schools and early learning and care facilities.

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