The Taoiseach announced on Thursday 29th April that
From May 10th: the recommencement of in person religious services.
It is advised that First Communions and Confirmations should not take place at this time.
Funerals: 50 people can gather in Church.
Weddings: 50 people can gather in Church. For receptions afterwards 6 guests can gather at indoor receptions and 15 at outdoor receptions.
From June 7th Maximum guests at receptions increases to 25.
Following public health guidance and sticking to all of the safe behaviours – inside or outside – is now more important than ever. If we all stick to the guidance it will help us to progress through our recovery plan and control the spread of the virus. At the end of May the Government will assess whether the reopening should continue in June. We are advised to avoid ‘anticipatory behaviour’.
At time of printing, we’re not sure about numbers permitted at the Masses and other Services. We’ll have more clarification next weekend, as the recommencement begins on Monday 10th May.
Thank you to everyone who is playing an active part in keeping us all safe by adhering to what Government has been asking of us since March 2020, and especially since we went into Level 5 restrictions after Christmas. Reading the ‘National Picture’ on the Covid Tracker each day, Kilkenny manages to maintain low numbers of cases.
That success is due to your care and consideration. Thank you.