Leo Varadkar says he wants to see all legal Covid restrictions end by March 31

Tánaiste Leo Varadker has told Fíne Gael party members at a meeting today that he wants to see all legal Covid-19 restrictions end by March 31, 2022, which is a mere 10 weeks away.

However, he also noted that this will not include some restrictions including the wearing of masks in crowded places, which may need to be kept for a while longer.

This means that if all goes well, following the end of March people will no longer need Covid certs if they wish to enter pubs, restaurants or cafés. There will no longer be an 8pm curfew on pubs and restaurants, the table-service only rule will be scapped as will restrictions around how many people you can go out and socialise with.

As reported by Independent.ie, sources claim that Varadkar pointed out that the emergency legislation related to Covid passes will expire at the end of March, making it a good date to work towards.

However, it’s important to note that the easing of these restrictions come with a few caveats, including the continued use of face coverings. 

Tánaiste Varadkar reportedly said that while he wishes for a summer which is as normal as possible, he also warned that new variants might come in again in the winter, which would result in more restrictions again as hospitals become under pressure.



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