Cabinet Meet Today To Discuss Lifting Of Remaining Covid Restrictions

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A full cabinet meeting today will consider the latest proposals from the Cabinet Covid Sub Committee.

The committee has considered the latest advice from NEPHET and the Cabinet will today consider a proposal which would end almost all Covid-19 restrictions by 22 October. The plan has a timetable for the final unwinding of Covid curbs from next Monday including the phased return to the workplace from 20 September.

The ending of all restriction by Oct 22nd is contingent on Covid cases remaining manageable and 90% of adults being fully vaccinated. Masks are still likely to be required in the health and retail sectors and on public transport. From 6 September, larger crowds can gather for religious ceremonies and sports events, Indoor venues can use 60% capacity for events for those who are vaccinated, and this will be set at 75% at outdoor locations for the vaccinated.

Live music indoors will return at weddings and in bars, while on 20 September the phased return to the workplace would begin. Indoor after school activities could also resume along with sports indoors on that date.

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