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Covid-19: See the updated public health measures as we continue our recovery

Vaccinations, boosters, and a collective effort from the Irish people have brought us to a better place.

Once again, a collective effort from the Irish people has brought us to a better place. Over recent weeks people socialised less and were more careful with what they did. That effort, combined with the vaccination and booster programme has made a huge difference to the public health situation. 

We can now change how we live with Covid-19 and remove many of the public health measures in place.

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Do I still need to wear a mask?

Yes, masks should continue to be worn on public transport and in other appropriate settings.

Can I go back to the office? 

From 24 January 2022, a return to attendance can commence on a phased basis. Your employer will advise.

Can I go to a restaurant or pub – and for how long?

Yes. The restrictions on opening times and capacity limits for all hospitality and cultural events will be removed with effect from 22 January 2022 for both indoor and outdoor events.

Are more people allowed at concerts, theatres, sporting events?

Yes, all capacity restrictions will be removed with effect from 22 January 2022 for both indoor and outdoor events.

Can I have people in my house? 

Yes, all restrictions will be removed with effect from 22 January 2022.

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Can I go abroad on holiday?

Yes, but current measures regarding travel still apply, including completion of a PLF and proof of vaccination/recovery or a negative PCR test for return to the State. In some countries you will need it for access to amenities too – check the rules before you go.

What about schools and early learning and care?

The protective measures in schools and early learning and care facilities will remain until 28 February 2022.

What if I have symptoms, a positive test or am a close contact?

You still need to follow the guidance at HSE.ie.

What about business and income supports?

There are some further changes to business and income supports. Go to gov.ie/recovery for more information.

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The best way to keep yourself, your family and your community safe is to be fully vaccinated. So, please, get vaccinated and get your booster (see HSE.ie for details).

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You may still have concerns about yourself or your family members. There are more ways to reduce risk, especially for those who may be more vulnerable. For further guidance, go to gov.ie/riskaware.

The behaviour of the virus in Ireland and around the world will continue to be closely monitored. The priority of Government will always be the health and wellbeing of our people.

For the full details of the changes go to gov.ie/recovery.

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