Nightclubs in Ireland are due to reopen without restrictions from 22nd October.
The Irish government have announced it as part of their four-stage reopening plan for “high-risk activities”, including clubbing, with nightclubs being allowed to reopen as one of the final stages in reopening.
Furthermore, the plan will involve a pilot nightclub event sometime later this month – event details are yet to be confirmed.
The positive news has been met with some trepidation, as it’s dependent on the success of the country’s vaccine rollout programme. A target of over 90% of 16 years and above will need to be fully vaccinated for the restrictions to lift.
Provided the vaccine programme stays on course, all the remaining restrictions will lift on 22nd October. Masks worn in a healthcare setting, indoor shops and on public transport will still be mandatory.
As of Monday 6th September, additional restrictions were lifted, with venues now able to operate at 60% capacity provided attendees are vaccinated or 50% capacity for those who are not. Live music events still require attendees to be fully seated.