The Arts Minister Catherine Martin hasn't ruled out the possibility that antigen tests for Covid-19 may be needed for entry.
She was speaking ahead of the first pilot event tonight in Dublin.
It's been more than 18 months since a nightclub event was allowed to take place in Ireland.
The 450 attendees tonight will need to have their Digital Covid Certificate with them, while also needing proof of a negative antigen test.
On whether antigen tests will be needed when clubs fully reopen, Minister Martin says:
“The industry has said it’s maybe something they would need …… no clear decision has been made” pic.twitter.com/fclv4DB3ae
— Stephen Murphy (@StephenMNews) September 30, 2021
Nightclubs are due to open in Ireland on October 22nd, pending a review of restrictions by Government.
"The industry has said it may be something they may need," said Arts Minister Catherine Martin on the need for antigen tests for entering nightclubs.
"No clear decision has been made on that. The expert advisory group on antigen testing is due to report in the coming days, these were the sort of issues we asked them to examine."