Covid-19 restrictions are to remain in place in Ireland until February 2022, the Taoiseach has announced.
The government announced significant changes to its reopening plans yesterday. Nightclubs have been allowed to reopen this Friday, but with restrictions.
Customers will need a COVID-19 pass (vaccine or recovery certificate) to enter premises. Social distancing and face masks are to be required, except where people are eating, drinking and dancing.
Normal operating hours for bars and restaurants will also resume from 22 October.
Capacity limits are being lifted for religious services and weddings with all other protective measures remaining in place.
NPHET has recommended that some public health measures will remain into the New Year. Masks and social distancing will continue to be a requirement until February 2022.
A Digital Covid Certificate will be required for entry to indoor pubs, restaurants and nightclubs until at least February 2022. COVID-19 passes and fixed capacity limits will not apply for outdoor events.
The government is to engage with stakeholders in the nightclub sector today to develop specific guidance.