Government guidance for people who work and participate in the arts in Ireland.

Government of the Republic of Ireland

The Irish Government agreed a phased easing of restrictions through September and October 2021. See details of the public health measures in place right now here.

Many of the current allowances are dependent on those present being either fully vaccinated, or being able to demonstrate that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 6 months. Where these criteria are met, organised indoor events can take place at up to 60% normal capacity, while outdoor events can have up to 75% capacity.

Where immunity status is mixed, tighter restrictions are in place, meaning the allowances made during September will not be applicable to indoor or outdoor events.

While these guidelines refer to 'organised events', the changes from 20 September make specific reference to 'organised group activities' (including arts, culture, classes, etc). These are permitted with up to 100 participants indoors and without capacity restrictions outdoors. 

Where immunity status is mixed, pods of up to 6 people will be permitted (excluding teachers or tutors) and the number of pods should reflect the venue capacity. Note that spectators or audiences for these activities should be treated in line with the 'organised events' guidance above.

From 22 October, most restrictions will not apply. This includes requirements for social distancing, and mask wearing in outdoor and private indoor settings, as well as capacity restrictions for both events and activities. Some restrictions will still apply to international travel and mask wearing in certain settings (indoor retail, healthcare and public transport).


See the latest guidelines for other nations.