Indoor live music to return to Galway from next Monday

Capacity for live music events to increase from September 6

Indoor live music events are set to return to Galway on a regular basis, following Minister for Arts, Catherine Martin’s announcement on the easing of restrictions.

From Monday September 6, indoor venues can increase capacity up to 60 per cent for those with proof of immunity. Audiences still have to be seated. For outdoor venues, up to 75 per cent of capacity will be permitted.

Live music in bars and at weddings can also take place, subject to protective factors such as social distancing, ventilation, and volume levels.

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From September 20, indoor classes and group activities (including dance classes, bands and choirs ) can include up to 100 people if they are vaccinated. For indoor activities with a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated, multiple pods of six people will be allowed. There will be no restrictions on outdoor classes.

From October 22, based on the criteria of 90 per cent of people over 16 being fully vaccinated, restrictions on live events and activities will be removed.

“Public health is our priority and this phased approach to alleviating restrictions will take time,” said Minister Martin, “but by continuing to listen to, and work together with, partners from the sector, we will start to repair an industry that has suffered so severely over the last 18 months.”

 

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