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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of An Taoiseach

Covid-19 Pandemic

Darren O'Rourke (Meath East, Sinn Fein)
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11. To ask the Taoiseach the number of persons who can attend a small wedding as provided for in phase 4 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business; the number of persons who can attend larger weddings scheduled for phase 5; and if will he provide further clarity on the holding of weddings here in 2020. [6772/20]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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The Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business sets out a framework and processes for assessing how we can keep the level of transmission of the virus as low as possible while balancing continuing restrictions proportionately with the positive social and economic benefits which can accrue from the lifting of some restrictions.

The framework approach contains a range of indicative measures set out under a number of different categories and across a number of potential phases. This is a living, flexible document and will be subject to regular review.

As per the framework, Government will decide what restrictions to ease, at what point in time, having regard to the public health advice of the Department of Health as well as other social and economic considerations.

Further details and the criteria of the various measures for easing restrictions in later phases, including the number of persons that can attend small and larger weddings, will be determined by the information available as the situation develops and in line with the prevailing public health advice at the time.

Government will continue to provide as much information as possible in as timely a manner as possible as the situation progresses.

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