Live music returns as the next step in easing the restrictions

Live music returns as the next step in easing the restrictions

The next phase in the easing of restrictions takes place on Monday, with live music waiting to return.

September 6 will also bring increases in the allowable attendance at indoor and outdoor events.

For indoor events where all participants are fully vaccinated, have recently recovered from the virus or are accompanied under the age of 18, the limit rises to 60 percent.

This capacity increase will also apply to cinemas and theaters if the entire audience is immune, otherwise the capacity will remain at 50 people.

For indoor events where patrons have a mixed immunity status, there will be no capacity increase at this time.

The permitted attendance at outdoor events jumps to 75 percent if all people are vaccinated, recovered or accompanied under the age of 18, or will be limited to 50 percent for crowds with a mixed immunity status.

Live music is also back on the agenda for weddings, although the number of guests is still at 100, while religious ceremonies have the green light to take place with up to 50 percent capacity.


Covid: 1,180 new cases as 90% of the adult population …

The latter part of Monday’s easing will also cause buses to resume with 75 per cent capacity.

On Saturday, T├ínaiste Leo Varadkar said it was “all ok” that the easing of restrictions continued as planned, pointing to high vaccination levels among people under the age of 35, slowing hospital admissions and plateau / falling case numbers.

Paul Reid added that 90 percent of the adult population should be fully vaccinated by next week.

The HSE chief confirmed that 89 percent are now fully vaccinated, while 92 percent have received at least on dose.

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