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Government confirms increase in crowds at sporting events from September 6

By August 31, 2021January 8th, 2022Sports events

SPORTS STADIUMS IN Ireland will be allowed to return to 50% capacity from September 6, and all other restrictions for indoor and outdoor events are expected to be lifted from October 22.

And outdoor sites will be allowed to operate at 75% of their capacity from September 6 if all participants are fully immunized. Accompanied minors – under the age of 18 – will also be allowed to attend these events.

Taoiseach Michel Martin confirmed the new guidelines during his speech of government buildings in Dublin tonight.

Starting September 6, there will be relaxation of restrictions on indoor and outdoor events and mass gatherings.

From that date, theater, music and live events can take place for people vaccinated at 60% of their capacity indoors and 75% outdoors.

However, when customers have mixed immunity status, the capacity limit will be set at 50% and subject to appropriate safeguards including social distancing between groups and face masks.

Starting September 20, restrictions will be relaxed for indoor and outdoor group activities.

Then, from October 22, the government hopes to be able to remove the legal requirement to prove immunity to access indoor events, as well as lift all remaining restrictions on indoor and outdoor activities.


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The new measures could allow for greater seating capacity for the Mayo and Tyrone SFC All-Ireland final meeting on Saturday, September 11.

So far, the GAA has been authorized to allow 40,000 supporters to attend matches at Croke Park.

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