CONFIRMED: Indoor dining will be delayed, international travel will go ahead, Government to create ‘vaccine exception’ 2 months ago

CONFIRMED: Indoor dining will be delayed, international travel will go ahead, Government to create ‘vaccine exception’

Here are all of the restrictions that will ease from July.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed that indoor dining will be delayed, however, international travel will be able to go ahead as planned on 19 July and numbers of weddings will go up to 50 from 5 July.

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As planned, numbers for organised events can also increase to 200 or 500 for stadium or venues with a capacity of over 5,000.

Indoor activities, such as organised events, return of service in bars and restaurants, training, group exercise, dance will not proceed as planned, pending the implementation of a system to verify vaccination or immunity. Government will devise an implementation plan by 19 July.

As an exception, weddings already planned will be permitted to proceed on the basis of the expected changes, with 50 guests permitted to attend wedding receptions with protective measures.

There is also set to be no limit on the number of people who can visit together if they are all fully protected by vaccination or have recovered from Covid-19 infection in the previous 9 months

Announcing the news on Tuesday, Martin said the Government decided to delay the indoor dining reopening as "anything we open we want to keep open."

He added that he is aware of the difficulties being faced by hospitality right now, and said the reopening of indoor dining could come sooner for people who are vaccinated are a new system to prove people have received the jab is currently being drawn up.