What a whirlwind.
With the appropriate amount of emoji subcategories and #BREAKING flourishes, it's been confirmed that the Cabinet has given the go ahead to scrap the majority of restrictions from tomorrow (22nd).
Following NPHET's recommendation to ease the majority of public health measures currently in place, the results of today's Cabinet meeting are as follows:
- Pub and restaurant hours to return to normal
- Nightclubs to reopen at full capacity
- Full attendance for indoor and outdoor events
- Covid cert no longer required for hospitality
It's happening. Cabinet plans to scrap most restrictions from tomorrow.
🍺 Pubs and restaurant hours to return to normal.
🏟️ FULL attendance at indoor and outdoor events.
📱 Covid pass requirement gone for hospitality.@VirginMediaNews
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) January 21, 2022
Updates promptly delivered as always by Richard Chambers, who we're hoping will enjoy a 48 hour nap this weekend.
As expected, restrictions such as the wearing of face coverings, covid certs for overseas travel and isolation and testing for those with covid symptoms will remain in place.
The ONLY restrictions remaining, under Cabinet’s plan:
😷 Wearing of face coverings to continue, likely until end-February
🛂 Digital Covid Cert still required for overseas travel
🛑 People with Covid symptoms still expected to isolate and test
All other measures lapse at 6am
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) January 21, 2022
A nap for you too, Gavan Reilly.
Also following NPHET's recommendation, a return to the office/workplace is expected to resume on a phased basis from Monday, there will be no limit for household visits and for pubs and restaurants, the rule of six to a table will be scrapped. Weddings and religious ceremonies are back to full capacity.
As expected, Coppers is already trending.
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