Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Covid-19 Pandemic

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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1082. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the definition of a large wedding, that is, numbers of guests, size of venue and so on; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6929/20]

Photo of Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin (Kerry, Fine Gael)
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I assume the Deputy is referring to the Government’s ‘Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business’.

In line with the sequence of actions to re-open the economy and society  in the Roadmap, Phase 4 will see restrictions eased to allow “small social gatherings by family and close friends limited to a maximum number of attendees, for a limited period of time where social distancing can be maintained (e.g. small weddings, baptisms)”. Phase 5 allows for some larger social gatherings (e.g. large weddings), although these will be restricted due to risk.

All decisions regarding gatherings will be guided by public health advice.  My officials await further clarification on the restrictions applying to social gatherings such as weddings and will communicate all clarifications when received.

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