"It's going to be like this for a few months": Restrictions will stay in place until February 2022
The latest Covid-19 update for Ireland.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed Covid-19 restrictions will remain in place until February 2022.
The Government issued a new update this afternoon.
NPHET has recommended that preventative Covid measures remain in place until February.
They urged the Government to proceed with caution.
Mask wearing and social distancing will remain in place until next February.
Based on NPHET's advice, the Government has decided to go ahead with the re-opening of the remaining aspects of the hospitality, entertainment, and night-time sectors on October 22nd.
Normal trading hours in bars and restaurants will return, but table service only.
Restrictions on weddings and church services are set to be lifted.
"The further easing of restrictions planned for 22nd October can proceed with the extension of some non-pharmaceutical interventions including the use of COVID-19 pass."
A vaccine pass or Covid-19 recovery certificate for indoor hospitality and events will be required.