Almost all COVID restrictions will be lifted tomorrow morning, under plans being considered by Cabinet.
Government party leaders met this morning to discuss the latest advice from NPHET, which cleared the way for almost all restrictions to be lifted as soon as Government saw fit.
While there were calls for the restrictions to end this evening, the plan going before Cabinet would see them lapse from 6am tomorrow.
Restrictions on hospitality, live events, household visits, caps on weddings, social distancing, Covid passes and sporting fixtures to end at 6am tomorrow (Saturday) under plans gone to Cabinet
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The changes include an end to the 8pm curfew, the use of COVID certs for hospitality, the ban on bar service and social distancing in bars and restaurants.
Capacity restrictions for events and weddings are also set to be scrapped alongside the limits on household visits.
The return to the office can begin on a phased basis from Monday, under the proposal.
Reporting from Sean Defoe.