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# reopening - Thursday 3 February, 2022

'We can live with a high level of infections': How Europe is easing Covid-19 restrictions
# Reopening
# Reopening

'We can live with a high level of infections': How Europe is easing Covid-19 restrictions

Feb 3rd 2022, 6:00 AM 21,489 Views 11 Comments

While Covid-19 restrictions have been eased in Ireland, what are other European countries doing?

# reopening - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

New Zealand won't fully reopen borders to foreign travellers until October
# Reopening
# Reopening

New Zealand won't fully reopen borders to foreign travellers until October

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:40 PM 21,537 Views 19 Comments

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a five-step plan to reopening New Zealand’s borders.

# reopening - Friday 21 January, 2022

At a glance: The vast majority of Covid measures lift from 6am – here's what you need to know
# Key Dates
# Key Dates

At a glance: The vast majority of Covid measures lift from 6am – here's what you need to know

Jan 21st 2022, 6:58 PM 122,496 Views 118 Comments
  • From tomorrow, visiting rules will be scrapped and any number of households will be allowed to gather.
  • Bars, restaurants and nightclubs will be allowed to operate normal trading times without Covid passes, masks for customers or social distancing.
  • The phased return to the workplace will begin on Monday.
'Today is a good day': Taoiseach confirms almost all Covid measures to be lifted from 6am tomorrow
# Reopening
# Reopening

'Today is a good day': Taoiseach confirms almost all Covid measures to be lifted from 6am tomorrow

Jan 21st 2022, 6:12 PM 95,191 Views 187 Comments

Last night, NPHET recommended that almost all Covid-19 restrictions could end.

'A monumental day': Delight as hospitality curfew to end after 678 days of full and partial closure
# Reopening
# Reopening

'A monumental day': Delight as hospitality curfew to end after 678 days of full and partial closure

Jan 21st 2022, 6:09 PM 15,610 Views 9 Comments

Martin announced the news this evening.

# reopening - Thursday 20 January, 2022

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions
# Greenlight
# Greenlight

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions

Jan 20th 2022, 8:35 PM 178,935 Views 151 Comments

NPHET met today to discuss Ireland’s Covid-19 measures.

# reopening - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Work in the live events or nightlife industry? Tell us how the Covid-19 restrictions have affected you
# Your Story
# Your Story

Work in the live events or nightlife industry? Tell us how the Covid-19 restrictions have affected you

Nov 17th 2021, 1:37 PM 6,890 Views 0 Comments

We want to hear your stories about how the restrictions since March 2020 have impacted your work life.

# reopening - Friday 22 October, 2021

'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access

Oct 22nd 2021, 8:31 PM 45,293 Views 62 Comments

Newly published guidelines state anyone attending a nightclub will need to have purchased a ticket.

Nightclubs and entertainers gear up for reopening despite earlier uncertainty on guidelines
# Reopening
# Reopening

Nightclubs and entertainers gear up for reopening despite earlier uncertainty on guidelines

Updated Oct 22nd 2021, 3:38 PM 19,007 Views 22 Comments
  • Musicians and entertainers say they have already had cancellations due to the lack of clarity.
  • There is a concern that this industry will be blamed if Covid numbers continue to rise.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin has defended the government's handling of the issue.
Dressing rooms to reopen and water breaks to stay, GAA announce
# Reopening
From The42
# Reopening

Dressing rooms to reopen and water breaks to stay, GAA announce

Updated Oct 22nd 2021, 3:04 PM 14,212 Views 4 Comments

Fully-vaccinated panels can again use the locker-rooms.

# reopening - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Poll: Would you walk out of a pub or restaurant if they didn't check your Covid cert on entry?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you walk out of a pub or restaurant if they didn't check your Covid cert on entry?

Oct 21st 2021, 8:14 AM 73,162 Views 159 Comments

Covid-19 Digital Certificates will still be required for indoor hospitality from tomorrow.

# reopening - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume
# Reopening Rules
# Reopening Rules

'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume

Updated Oct 20th 2021, 3:00 PM 37,365 Views 37 Comments
  • It was confirmed yesterday that nightclubs will be allowed to reopen as planned this Friday, 22 October.
  • However, sectoral guidance is still being developed for the industry.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he accepts that the sector "need clarity".
Poll: Would you be happy to go to a nightclub in the next few months?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be happy to go to a nightclub in the next few months?

Oct 20th 2021, 8:16 AM 57,190 Views 56 Comments

Nightclubs are set to reopen this Friday.

# reopening - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
# Reopening
# Reopening

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

Oct 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 44,704 Views 31 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor

Oct 19th 2021, 6:55 PM 15,434 Views 11 Comments

An extract from The Journal’s coronavirus newsletter.

# reopening - Sunday 17 October, 2021

De Gascun: Covid-19 cases 'will increase as restrictions ease', but vaccines are effective
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

De Gascun: Covid-19 cases 'will increase as restrictions ease', but vaccines are effective

Oct 17th 2021, 9:32 AM 29,425 Views 74 Comments

Public health officials yesterday confirmed a further 2,180 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

# reopening - Friday 15 October, 2021

India reopens for foreign tourists on charter flights as Covid-19 cases decline
# Reopening
# Reopening

India reopens for foreign tourists on charter flights as Covid-19 cases decline

Oct 15th 2021, 9:21 AM 8,318 Views 5 Comments

Foreign tourists on regular flights will then be able to enter India starting on 15 November.

# reopening - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory
# Reopening
# Reopening

'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 6:35 PM 75,959 Views 130 Comments

A meeting of senior officials this afternoon heard that Ireland’s Covid-19 situation has taken an unexpected turn.

# reopening - Monday 11 October, 2021

Sydney reopens to the vaccinated after 100-plus days of lockdown
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney reopens to the vaccinated after 100-plus days of lockdown

Oct 11th 2021, 7:39 AM 10,305 Views 11 Comments

Melbourne, however, continues to lag behind while jab rates gradually increase.

# reopening - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Explainer: How schools are handling Covid-19 pressure not long after reopening
# Children
# Children

Explainer: How schools are handling Covid-19 pressure not long after reopening

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,466 Views 9 Comments

Schools reopened their doors to pupils over the last couple of weeks – how have they been dealing with Covid cases?

# reopening - Friday 27 August, 2021

As it happened: Offices to reopen and live events to return on 'phased basis' over Sept and Oct
Live Aug 27th 2021, 6:15 PM

As it happened: Offices to reopen and live events to return on 'phased basis' over Sept and Oct

  • Catherine Martin said she wants to see “an easing of restrictions in September for our musicians, for our artists”.
  • Eamon Ryan said there is a potential for public transport to return to 100% capacity next month under plans being discussed.
  • Minister Ryan also said confirmations and communions could possibly recommence from September.

# reopening - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Entertainment Industry group 'disappointed' after meeting with Minister
# Keep An Ear Out
# Keep An Ear Out

Entertainment Industry group 'disappointed' after meeting with Minister

Updated Aug 18th 2021, 10:00 PM 40,037 Views 81 Comments

Musicians and entertainers want the government to set a timeline for when live events can return.

# reopening - Thursday 12 August, 2021

New Zealand plans to reopen borders early next year
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

New Zealand plans to reopen borders early next year

Aug 12th 2021, 12:34 PM 17,447 Views 31 Comments

Officials also said they would delay second shots of the Pfizer vaccine in order to speed up first shots.

# reopening - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’

Aug 5th 2021, 7:59 AM 19,300 Views 22 Comments

Government officials and representatives from the hospitality industry had a “robust and engaging conversation”.

# reopening - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says
# Reopening
# Reopening

Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says

Jul 29th 2021, 9:21 AM 25,603 Views 34 Comments

Minister Eamon Ryan said the return to offices will be “done on a staged basis”.

# reopening - Saturday 24 July, 2021

Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns
# Not Yet
# Not Yet

Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns

Jul 24th 2021, 9:00 AM 49,628 Views 125 Comments

Unvaccinated staff, fear of public backlash and no counter service are among the reasons some pubs and restaurants aren’t reopening indoor areas.

# reopening - Friday 23 July, 2021

Hospitality owners report online abuse and false bookings by Digital Covid Cert critics
# Open Doors
# Open Doors

Hospitality owners report online abuse and false bookings by Digital Covid Cert critics

Jul 23rd 2021, 3:36 PM 36,125 Views 127 Comments
  • One restaurateur said he had received a message saying: “You’ll get what you deserve", Aoife Barry reports.
  • Some pubs have been reporting receiving abusive phone calls and social media abuse.
  • Telegram users have been encouraging each other to make bookings but leave when asked for their cert.

# reopening - Monday 19 July, 2021

Nightclubs reopen their doors as last remaining Covid-19 restrictions lifted in England
# Freedom Day
# Freedom Day

Nightclubs reopen their doors as last remaining Covid-19 restrictions lifted in England

Jul 19th 2021, 6:56 AM 50,129 Views 47 Comments

Legal mandates covering the wearing of masks and working from home have been scrapped.

# reopening - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

People will have to 'buy into' compliance with new indoor dining rules, Taoiseach says
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

People will have to 'buy into' compliance with new indoor dining rules, Taoiseach says

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 9:34 AM 47,365 Views 147 Comments

Opposition parties will also be briefed on the plans, which they have described as discriminatory.

Doctors’ leaders slam Johnson’s ‘irresponsible’ easing of England's Covid restrictions
# England
# England

Doctors’ leaders slam Johnson’s ‘irresponsible’ easing of England's Covid restrictions

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 8:49 AM 31,020 Views 33 Comments

The British Medical Association said the move could have ‘potentially devastating consequences’.

# reopening - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Cabinet to sign off on plans for reopening of indoor hospitality tomorrow
# Reopening
# Reopening

Cabinet to sign off on plans for reopening of indoor hospitality tomorrow

Jul 11th 2021, 6:59 PM 38,301 Views 114 Comments

The plans allow for the reopening of indoor dining within NPHET’s guidance.

# reopening - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Experts criticise ‘unethical' plan to lift Covid rules in England at 'most dangerous period of the pandemic'
# England
# England

Experts criticise ‘unethical' plan to lift Covid rules in England at 'most dangerous period of the pandemic'

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 2:10 PM 32,495 Views 113 Comments

A range of coronavirus restrictions are due to be eased in England, possibly as soon as 19 July.

# reopening - Monday 5 July, 2021

Boris Johnson to restore freedoms as he tells public to ‘learn to live’ with Covid-19
# Reopening
# Reopening

Boris Johnson to restore freedoms as he tells public to ‘learn to live’ with Covid-19

Jul 5th 2021, 7:19 AM 33,495 Views 89 Comments

Boris Johnson will lead a Downing Street press conference updating his plans for ‘freedom day’ on 19 July.

# reopening - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms delay to reopening of indoor hospitality
Live Jun 29th 2021, 4:28 PM

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms delay to reopening of indoor hospitality

Guests at wedding receptions to increase to 50 - but Tánaiste says communions and confirmations are 'off'
# Weddings
# Weddings

Guests at wedding receptions to increase to 50 - but Tánaiste says communions and confirmations are 'off'

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 4:27 PM 54,194 Views 22 Comments

Leo Varadkar said communions and confirmations are “off, unfortunately”.

# reopening - Monday 28 June, 2021

'It's soul-destroying': Last minute decision on indoor dining leaves hospitality on tenterhooks
# Food Chain
# Food Chain

'It's soul-destroying': Last minute decision on indoor dining leaves hospitality on tenterhooks

Jun 28th 2021, 5:50 PM 35,756 Views 73 Comments

From wasted food to cancelled bookings, an extension of restrictions could mean large losses for pubs and restaurants.

# reopening - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Business groups demand clarity as Martin says decision on 5 July reopening will be made 'early next week'
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Business groups demand clarity as Martin says decision on 5 July reopening will be made 'early next week'

Updated Jun 27th 2021, 2:47 PM 46,342 Views 114 Comments

There’s been a focus this week on how the Delta variant could impact the reopening of indoor hospitality.

# reopening - Friday 25 June, 2021

Poll: Should the reopening of indoor services in pubs and restaurants be delayed beyond 5 July?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the reopening of indoor services in pubs and restaurants be delayed beyond 5 July?

Jun 25th 2021, 8:02 AM 66,156 Views 179 Comments

NPHET will next week issue advice to government on the planned 5 July reopening measures.

# reopening - Thursday 24 June, 2021

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision
# Reopening
# Reopening

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision

Jun 24th 2021, 9:57 PM 47,895 Views 92 Comments

An interview with Micheál Martin aired on Virgin Media Television this evening.

# reopening - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Delta variant: EU health agency warns any 'significant easing' of restrictions will lead to autumn surge
# ECDC
# ECDC

Delta variant: EU health agency warns any 'significant easing' of restrictions will lead to autumn surge

Jun 23rd 2021, 5:14 PM 50,818 Views 55 Comments

The variant will account for 90% of cases in the European Union by the end of August, the agency predicts.

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