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

Government of the Republic of Ireland

Due to the extremely high numbers of infections across Ireland in recent weeks, the Government has introduced new measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. See details of the public health measures in place right now here.

A Covid Pass (EU Digital Covid Certificate) is required for entry to indoor hospitality and events, cinemas and theatres. Face coverings must also be worn in most public settings including libraries, cinemas, theatres, concert halls and museums.

Currently, no indoor events can take place after 8pm, and capacity is limited to 50% or 1,000 attendees, whichever is lower. Outdoor events can take place at any time but capacity is also limited to 50% or 5,000 attendees, whichever is lower.

Group activities have different rules and should have sufficient protective measures in place, however, where an indoor activity has a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated people, then people should only mix in pods of up to 6 people. Fixed capacity limits will not apply to these indoor and outdoor group activities, so the above limits on capacity for attendees (ie. audiences) are not applicable.

There is also specific guidance available for certain sectors, including 'nightlife and live entertainment', which goes into much more detail on how to safely carry out things like live performances, including ticketing, and ensure everyone involved is kept safe.

See the latest guidelines for other nations.