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All Covid 19 Restrictions Will End On October 22nd.

File image: Taoiseach Micheál Martin/RollingNews

Only mask-wearing in certain settings will remain beyond that date.

The Taoiseach has announced almost all Covid-19 restrictions will end on October 22nd, with a move towards personal responsibility.

From next Monday, larger crowds can attend the likes of religious ceremonies and concerts, while communions and confirmations will also return.

Workers will start going back to offices from September 20th, while indoor and outdoor group activities will also be allowed again.

All remaining restrictions aside from mask-wearing in certain settings will be lifted on October 22nd:

Liam Fanning is Professor of Immunology at UCC.

He joined Clem Ryan on Wednesday's edition of Kildare Today:


100% capacity returns to Public Transport
Masks will continue to be required in the health and retail sectors and on public transport.

Communions and conformations can return
Larger crowds can gather for religious ceremonies - 50% capacity
Increased crowd numbers allowed at outdoor sports events
Indoor venues - 60% capacity for those vaccinated and 75% at outdoor locations for those fully vaccinated.
Live music at weddings and bars

Return to office working to begin on phased basis
Indoor sports, exercise classes, after school activity, choirs, bingo halls, bowling alleys, community activities can resume

All remaining Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted on October 22.
However this is dependent on a number of factors, including the numbers in hospitals and 90pc of all over 16 year olds being vaccinated.
Strict COVID guidelines and regulations will be replaced with "personal responsibility"
Digital Covid Certificates will only be needed for international travel and will not be needed to enter a bar or restaurant
Masks will not be required outdoors and in private settings

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