8pm curfew expected to lift as Cabinet set to scrap most restrictions from tomorrow

By Fiona Frawley

January 21, 2022 at 4:17pm

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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

Updates promptly delivered as always by Richard Chambers, who we're hoping will enjoy a 48 hour nap this weekend.

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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.

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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