Majority of Covid restrictions to be removed in Ireland tomorrow. Covid certs scrapped apart from foreign travel.

  • Pubs, restaurants and nightclubs to return to normal hours

  • Social distancing and six-at-table rule to be removed

  • Guidance on close contact, people with symptoms, and those who test positive for Covid-19 to be reviewed at end of February

  • Capacity at sporting events could be dramatically increased over weekend

  • Phased return to office for workers would begin from next week and last until the end of February

THE majority of Covid-19 public health restrictions will be removed from 6am on Saturday under proposals to be agreed by Cabinet this afternoon.

This includes limits on household visits, early closing time for hospitality and events, capacity restrictions for indoor and outdoor events including weddings, social distancing, the rule-of-six at a table, the Covid pass system and the requirement to maintain contact details for close contact tracing.

Pubs and restaurants are set to return to normal opening hours, and nightclubs will reopen tomorrow under plans being considered by the Coalition leaders.

Distancing between tables in hospitality venues, table service-only will also be removed while nightclubs will be allowed to reopen.

From Monday, businesses can begin a phased return to the workplace depending on the circumstances of the workplace and in consultation with employees.


2 years, 1 flu, and 0 vaccines later I’ve managed to survive a deadly pandemic. Looks like it’s over for now. Proud of everyone who’s gotten this far and still hasn’t taken the jab!

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