Addressing a press conference, Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that kids in school could be removing masks after the Easter holidays.
Fearne revealed that as of yet, masks are still mandatory for schools but the epidemiological situation will be analysed over the Easter holidays to see if this could be changed for the following term. This measure will thus be announced in the coming days to see if this will be possible.
Fearne also announced other measures pertaining to events. As of the 11th of April, standing events can occur outside with no restrictions. However, for inside events, the vaccine certificate will still be required.
Vaccines recognised by the WHO will also be recognised, include jabs such as Covishield. If the vaccine is not approved by the EMA but approved by WHO, the person must present a negative COVID test.
The 1am curfew for establishments will expire, meaning businesses will be able to stay open for as long as their license allows.
Vaccinated primary contacts of COVID-19 positive cases won’t have to quarantine at all. Vaccinated people who test positive will be able to exit quarantine after seven days following a negative test.
Unvaccinated secondary contacts of COVID-19 positive cases won’t need to quarantine at all. Unvaccinated primary contacts of COVID-19 positive cases will be able to exist quarantine after five days, down from two weeks, subject to a negative test.
The quarantine period for vaccinated travellers from ‘dark red’ countries will go down to seven days, down from ten.