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No change to wedding guest limit, and 50% capacity at religious services until 22 October
As part of the government’s reopening plan, all restrictions on religious or civil ceremonies will be lifted on 22 October.
# mass gatherings
50 people to be allowed at religious services from 10 May - but no communions or confirmations
In-person religious services will return from this date.
# mass gatherings
5,000 attend gig in Barcelona following mass testing of crowd
The concert was held as part of a clinical trial seeking pandemic-safe ways to celebrate mass events.
# irresponsible
Rangers criticised for ‘deafening silence’ over fan celebrations
Police made 28 arrests after supporters congregated in George Square.
# mass gatherings
Scottish First Minister condemns ‘disgraceful’ scenes by Rangers fans
Large crowds have gathered to celebrate Rangers winning the Scottish Premiership despite coronavirus restrictions.
# mass gatherings
Public will not be refunded if concerts in 2021 are rescheduled, Varadkar warns
The Tánaiste said it may be “some time yet” before mass gatherings are allowed.
# covid policing
Gardaí defend policing of large gatherings during Covid-19
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris warned against ‘serious escalation’ of garda powers to break up house parties in private homes.
# mass gatherings
Church leaders unite to recommend wearing of face coverings during worship
The leaders of the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Methodists issued a statement today.
# mass gatherings
Government issues new guidance for places of worship to accommodate more than 50 people at services
The guidance involves dividing premises into subgrouping of no more than 50 people in each.
# mass gatherings
Taoiseach confirms exception to 50-person limit for places of worship
Varadkar said a “special protocol” will be worked out to allow larger groups to attend services.
# Phase Three
Weddings of 100 people will be possible indoors from 20 July
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the announcement this evening.
# George Floyd
Black Lives Matter protest still set to go ahead on Saturday after separate demonstration cancelled
A protest on Saturday is still scheduled to go ahead, despite concerns from health officials.
# Development
FAI 'seek clarity' from government over mass gatherings ruling
The association are unsure what today’s announcement will mean for future League of Ireland fixtures and international matches.
# mass gatherings
Harris warns that major sporting events are unlikely for the rest of 2020
This year’s GAA championships and rugby fixtures are now in severe doubt.
# Coronavirus
Government concerned about weekend crowds but further restrictions won't be based on 'what's trending on Twitter'
It is expected that further recommendations will be made by public health officials tomorrow.
# Covid-19
UK to ban mass gatherings from next week under emergency laws
There could also be moves to get more people to work from home.
# mass gatherings
Mass gatherings and Covid-19: Don't attend if sick and consider your plans if you're in an 'at risk' group
It was confirmed today that a total of 18 people have the illness in the Republic while four have it in the North.
# Coronavirus
Harris says guidelines on mass gatherings expected to be issued tomorrow amid Covid-19 concerns
Meanwhile, a school in Dublin today began its two-week closing period after it was confirmed a pupil was diagnosed with Covid-19.
# the basics
Covid-19 Explained: TCD's lead virus expert on match bans, self-isolation, and hand washing
Are you washing your hands for 20 seconds?
# mass gatherings
Chinese Ambassador: Ireland can learn lessons from how China initially handled Covid-19 outbreak
He suggested mass gatherings should be avoided immediately and that he supported the government’s view that the Six Nations game should be postponed.
# mass gatherings
Coronavirus: St Patrick's Festival organisers say they'll ‘follow advice in all matters of public safety'
The Department of Health said this evening that the Six Nations game due to take place a week before Patrick’s Day shouldn’t go ahead.