Ireland Ends Most Covid-19 Restrictions

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Ireland Covid-19 Restrictions

Ireland Ends Most Covid-19 Restrictions

Ireland is making a big U-turn on its Covid-19 restrictions. In December, the country announced some of the strictest measures in Europe including curfews. Now, the Republic of Ireland has decided to lift most of them.

“I have stood here on many dark days but today is a good day,” Prime Minister Micheál Martin said in a televised address. “People know that Government will not impose restrictions on personal freedoms for any longer than is necessary. Ireland has weathered the Omicron storm,” he added.

As of January 22, the majority of public health measures relating to Covid-19have been removed. That includes:

  • Guidance in relation to household visiting – any number of people can gather
  • Early closing time for hospitality and events
  • Capacity restrictions for outdoor events, including sporting fixtures
  • Capacity restrictions for indoor events, including weddings.
  • Sectoral protective measures
  • Restrictions on nightclubs

The wearing of masks, where currently required, will continue, as advised by the National Public Health Emergency Team. That includes schools and public transport.

Just last week, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that coronavirus restrictions would be eased with a dip in new cases and more vaccinations. “As Covid becomes endemic, we will need to replace legal requirements with advice and guidance urging people with the virus to be careful and considerate of others,” he said.

In Ireland, more that 77% of the population is fully vaccinated and 53% have had a booster shot. The UK has a vaccination rate of more than 71% with 55% also having received a booster. For comparison, those numbers are 63.6% and 25.4% in the United States.

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