A return to live music and entertainment could be on the cards if alcohol isn’t served in venues, the government has indicated.
Current Covid-19 guidelines allow a maximum of just 50 people in museums, cinemas, art galleries or theatres.
This is because they are “controlled environments”, and all other indoor events can only allow six people.
However, Arts Minister Catherine Martin and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly will today meet with campaigners to discuss options for a potential return of live shows.
One option being slightly higher audience numbers if alcohol isn’t available on the premises.
Among those who could benefit could be the likes of An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny.
Minister Martin told The Irish Times “I hope it will assist everyone in developing a better understanding of how we can move forward and strike an appropriate balance between protecting our public health in an effort to ensuring events of greater numbers than current restrictions inside and outside can take place where possible.”Tags: