Attendance at Ireland’s cinemas, theatres and museums restricted to 50

Attendance at Ireland’s cinemas, theatres and museums restricted to 50

DUBLIN, Ireland – The Irish government on Thursday clarified measures introduced with respect to the cultural sector in the fight against the coronavirus.

Businesses and services such as museums, cinemas, theatres and art galleries can continue to operate where physical distancing can be practised and all other protective measures are in place.

Individuals and groups of up to 6 people can attend these venues, and the six cannot cannot come from more than 3 households. Overall attendance at the venues is restricted to fifty people.

All other indoor cultural events are subject to the 6 person maximum rule.

All outdoor events are subject to the new limits of fifteen. These events are deemed as mass gatherings where there is a concentration of people at a specific location for a specific purpose over a set period of time.

These types of events, a government statement issued Thursday says, provide opportunities for the virus to spread.

The clarification statement followed consultation with Ireland’s Ministers of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht and the Minister for Health.

Published at Thu, 20 Aug 2020 15:06:10 +0000