FACE masks are set to remain mandatory in some Irish facilities until the end of February after Covid-19 restrictions are eased.
Last weekend, Ireland removed almost all Covid-19 curbs were removed, including social segregation, waitressing in pubs and restaurants, and limiting the number of attendees at events.
The only rules will Still in place is wearing a mask, self-isolating after testing positive for the virus and having a Covid ticket to travel internationally.
As the country reopens and punters return to pubs and restaurants, here are the exact rules for masks.
WHERE THE MASK MUST WORK:
Wearing a mask is mandatory in shops and other indoor public facilities such as hair salons and museums as of August 10, 2020.
This will be maintained until February.
People who work in a customer-facing role where food and beverages are sold for consumption on the premises must also wear masks.
Retail facilities include – shopping malls, libraries, cinemas, theatres, museums, post offices, banks, public offices and at establishments providing specific services and businesses including hair salons, hair salons, travel agencies, laundromats, dry cleaners, bookstores
Masks must be worn on public transport as well as at train stations, airports and ports.
The same rules for mandatory face coverings apply to taxis in Ireland.
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Hairdressers and nail salons
When going to get hair and nails done, you must wear a mask.
Banks and Post Offices
Public places like banks and post offices will also require anyone entering to wear a mask, unless exempt.
Pubs and restaurants
Customers must wear a mask to enter their table and may be denied entry if not wearing a mask.
Schools and universities
In elementary schools, children in grade 3 and up are advised to wear masks, and teachers must wear masks where they cannot avoid social distancing measures.
Staff and students in high schools are required to wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible.
Wearing a mask is a must during teaching at Irish universities.
According to the AA, both driving instructors and learners must wear masks.
In addition, this front window should be left open and vehicles are expected to be cleaned prior to each session.
Ireland’s mask regulation means face coverings will be mandatory in most places until it is reviewed at the end of February.
Anyone found not wearing a mask without a valid reason could be fined €80.
This amount must be paid within 28 days, or a person may be summoned to court.
In court, they can be fined up to €1.00, up to a month in prison or both a fine and jail time.
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