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Face masks no longer mandatory in Ireland

Wearing face masks on public transport and in retail settings will no longer be made mandatory.

Public health advice will be updated to ensure masks are worn on public transport and in healthcare settings.

The restrictions for schools also end today, which means staggered break times, social pods and distancing will end.

These are the last few remaining Covid restrictions to be lifted, as the world begins to navigate living with the virus.

Testing

The rules for testing have also changed. If close contact has no symptoms, they no longer need to test or isolate, regardless of their vaccination status.

Symptomatic close contacts are still advised to isolate.

Healthcare workers who have a confirmed case of Covid-19 in their home will need to take antigen tests and follow different guidelines.

Isolation rules for those who test positive will remain. The EU Digital Covid Certificate will remain a requirement for international travel.

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