The Taoiseach has said he can't rule out further Covid restrictions in the coming weeks.
Last night a new 12 midnight curfew for the hospitality sector was announced along with changes to self isolation rules for households.
Ministers were given a stark warning about the impact of Covid on hospitals and ICU admissions over the coming weeks.
Taoiseach emphasizing the importance of the Covid passports for hospitality.
All customers will have to vacate hospitality premises by midnight from Thursday
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) November 16, 2021
Micheál Martin says the Government will "observe and monitor the situation in the coming weeks".
"NPHET have put in a caveat also, that future measures cannot be ruled out."
Industry Anger At New Restrictions
Meanwhile, the live entertainment has been reacting with anger to the new 12am curfew.
Matt McGranaghan from the Music and Entertainment Association, says people in the industry feel "incredibly low and very despondent."
He's slammed the new reopening as "a disaster".
"There has been no planning, no forward thinking, no further thinking and no continued support."
Working from home is back on Friday, which is great news for musicians as that’s where they’ll all be anyway thanks to @MichealMartinTD @cathmartingreen @HHumphreysFG @LeoVaradkar @Paschald @meaiireland @buzzoneill @LVADublinPubs @VFIpubs pic.twitter.com/oRlVY4dC75
— Matt McGranaghan (@MattMcGranaghan) November 16, 2021
"We've effectively had a Schrödinger's reopening, where it's effectively been opened and closed at the same time."
To read the full list of changes announced yesterday, click here.