New social distancing guidelines have been released by the Irish government for venues, which were shut down in strict Covid lockdowns since March 2020. This is part of an effort to ease pandemic restrictions.
Last weekend saw venues in Ireland reopen, nightclubs admitting patrons almost 600 days after being closed by the pandemic. Nightclubs and other venues can now serve their customers, but they still need to adhere to certain restrictions. For example, only those who have purchased tickets in advance are allowed into the nightclubs or evening venues.
According to the Irish government’s guidance, people visiting sites as they reopen are advised not to do so. “high-risk activities,”These include crowd surfing, crowd singing, dancing with crowds and throwing your personal belongings on the stage.
You must cover your face at all times in venues. All clubgoers need to be at least one metre from each other.
The Covid restrictions in Ireland have been some of the toughest in Europe, with the nation being advised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to consider using local restrictions if cases continue to rise at the rate they’ve been growing in the country.
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