Safety guidelines for planning an event in Ireland during the COVID-19 period

We know it can be difficult to keep up with all the COVID-19 related regulations, especially when it comes to what kinds of events can take place and how many guests are allowed. To help you better understand, we have prepared a summary to update you on the most current safety rules that apply to venues. Keep in mind that even though most venues will follow such guidelines, we would still recommend reaching out to the venue you intend to book to find out in detail how their capacity has changed.


Updated: 24 September 2020

New measures will be announced on 9 October 2020

General venue operation and event hosting guidelines

  • Venues may operate at a reduced capacity based on the 2-metre social distance rule
  • Restaurants and cafes may remain open for outdoor dining to a maximum of 15 people
  • Gatherings are allowed in groups of up to 6 people indoors (from 1 household)
  • No social or family gatherings should take place in other settings


  • Up to 25 attendees

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