COVID 19 information & reopening guidelines

The programme for Culture Night 2021 will be presented in full compliance with government guidelines as issued and updated in Reframing the challenge | Continuing our recovery and reconnecting

Reopening guidelines & other relevant information for organisers is available in our toolkit on our organisers resources page

 

Valid as of September 1st: The information contained here has been distilled from the most recent information on Gov.ie in relation to the gradual reopening currently underway nationwide.

This information will be updated on an ongoing basis as more information becomes available.

 

 

From 1 September

Public transport will return to 100% capacity.

 

From 6 September 2021 

Subject to continued protective factors and sectoral guidance

 

Organised indoor events and mass gatherings

Organised indoor events and mass gatherings* can take place with capacity limits of 60% of venue capacity where all patrons are immune (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months), or accompanied minors (under 18), in line with sectoral guidance.

Where patrons have mixed immunity status, there will be no change to the current restrictions during September.

 

*Indoor events and mass gatherings includes conferences, trade fairs and exhibitions and large-scale business events involving external audiences, and bingo venues.

 

For indoor live music, drama, live entertainment and sporting events, the audience/spectators should be fully seated. Easing of capacity limit restrictions does not apply to large privately organised social events.

 

Live music

Live music may commence having regard to appropriate protective factors.

 

Cinemas and Theatres

Cinemas and theatres will have capacity limits of 60% of venue capacity where all patrons are immune (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months), or accompanied minors (under 18), in line with sectoral guidance.

Where patrons have mixed immunity status, there will be no change to the current limits (50 patrons) during September.

 

 

 

Organised outdoor events and mass gatherings

Organised outdoor events and mass gatherings can take place with capacity limits of 75% of venue capacity where all patrons are immune (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months), or accompanied minors (under 18), in line with sectoral guidance.

Where patrons have mixed immunity status, the capacity limit will be 50%, subject to appropriate protective measures including social distancing between groups and face masks.