Taoiseach Says It’s Time For People To Be Themselves Again As He Confirms Lifting Of Almost All Covid Restrictions

The Taoiseach says it’s time for people to be themselves again, as he confirmed a lifting of almost all Covid restrictions.

From 6 o’clock tomorrow morning hospitality can return to normal trading and the Digital Covid Cert will only be required for international travel.

There will be no restrictions on live events or gatherings in the home – while the requirement for social distancing will also lift.

A phased return to the workplace will start next week.

Covid mitigation measures in schools and mask wearing in all places its required now will remain until the end of February.

The Taoiseach says the rationale for the health restrictions no longer exists:

“But today is a good day. Earlier my government colleagues and I met to consider the latest report from the National Public Health Emergency Team. That report confirmed that we have weathered the Omicron storm. It confirmed that the rate of infection is reducing and then all of the key indicators on which we base our decisions have stabilised and are going in the right direction. It confirmed that Ireland’s world class vaccination programme and the rollout of boosters has utterly transformed our situation.”


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