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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 15 September 2021

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Questions (300)

Ivana Bacik


300. Deputy Ivana Bacik asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will provide a roadmap for the amateur and professional music and arts sector as the reframing the challenge, continuing our recovery and reconnecting plan is rolled out;; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43694/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

At its meeting on 31 August, Government agreed on the return to outdoor and indoor events from 6 September at the following capacity levels and with maximum available social distancing between groups:

 -  Indoors – for vaccinated/recovered people and accompanying minors- 60% capacity 

-   Outdoors - for vaccinated/recovered people and accompanying minors- 75% capacity 

-   Outdoors - for mixed groups of vaccinated/recovered and unvaccinated people – 50% capacity.  

As signalled by Government in its reopening plan, there will be a full return to all activities from 22 October 2021 as the vaccination programme progresses and subject to the levels of infections and hospitalisations at that time.  

My Department continues to engage with the sectors as they progress through the phases to the full reopening of live performance and in person events.  All sector specific financial supports operated by my Department are being kept under review to ensure that they meet the needs of the sector in the period ahead.