🧵Thread | 🗣️ Address to the nation by Taoiseach "Our journey through the pandemic has brought many twists and turns, and I have stood here and spoken to you on some very dark days. But today is a good day." @MichealMartinTD More details 👉bit.ly/3AknM0t
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From 6am tomorrow morning, the majority of public health measures that we have had to live with, will be removed. Keep scrolling for more details 👇
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🏠 Guidance in relation to household visiting will no longer apply. 🏟️ Restrictions on capacity for all indoor and outdoor events will no longer apply. 🍽️ Closing time for hospitality and events will return to where it was before the pandemic
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📱 COVID pass requirement for access to hospitality &indoor activities will no longer apply 👫 Various requirements around managing people’s movements at indoor hospitality & entertainment venues will no longer be required
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💼 And a phased return to the physical workplace for all staff can now commence More details 👉bit.ly/3AknM0t
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🪙More details on supports can be found below bit.ly/3AknM0t
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➡️the reduced levels of Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS), due to commence on 1 February, will be delayed by a month for businesses that were directly impacted by the public health restrictions introduced in December 2021

Jan 21, 2022 · 7:50 PM UTC

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➡️a restart payment of 1 week’s support will be paid to Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) recipients to assist reopening ➡️the tax debt warehousing scheme to provide liquidity support to businesses will be extended by a month to 30 April 2022
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➡️fees for special exemption orders for late licences will continue to be waived until 30 April
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PUP closes for new apps from 22 January. Anyone still on PUP moves to €208 weekly rate with effect from 8 March payments. After that, remaining PUP recipients start transition to standard jobseeker terms, & if eligible, will move onto jobseekers payment from payments on 5 April
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Enhanced Illness Benefit will be extended until the end of June 2022 Read about the supports in full and all other details here: bit.ly/3AknM0t
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