Let’s not get too excited and start the celebrations just yet, but this is a positive step and one which could see a number of outdoor events in Ireland taking place this Autumn.
Obviously, this is very much dependant on how we adapt to the virus and social distancing till then, but providing there’s no second wave or spike in new cases, the phased reopening could well be brought forward to allow such events.
Today during a press meeting, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said “we could see some smaller outdoor or mass gatherings in September, maybe outdoor cultural events of a few thousand people – 3,000, 4,000 or 5,000, but unlikely to be more than that”.
With Funnieamh Festival in Co. Louth, due to take place mid September, we may still squeeze a dance music festival in 2020. You would also think, given this exciting news, we could well see a flurry of outdoor events taking place, fitting in with this strict numbers and social distance guidelines.
Watch this space.