S.I. No. 369/2021 - Health Act 1947 (Section 31A - Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (No. 2) (Amendment) (No.7) Regulations 2021


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 16th July, 2021.

I, STEPHEN DONNELLY, Minister for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 5 and 31A (inserted by section 10 of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (No. 1 of 2020)) of the Health Act 1947 (No. 28 of 1947) and -

(a) having regard to the immediate, exceptional and manifest risk posed to human life and public health by the spread of Covid-19 and to the matters specified in subsection (2) of section 31A,

and

(b) having consulted with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the Minister for Transport, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, the Minister for Finance, the Minister for Justice and the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media,

hereby make the following regulations:

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A - Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (No. 2) (Amendment) (No.7) Regulations 2021.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), these Regulations shall come into operation on the 17th day of July 2021.

(3) Regulation 3(c) shall come into operation on the 19th day of July 2021.

3. The Health Act 1947 (Section 31A - Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 ( S.I. No. 217 of 2021 ) are amended -

(a) in Regulation 1, by the substitution, in paragraph (2), of “2nd day of August 2021” for “19th day of July 2021”,

(b) in Regulation 3A, by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (b):

“(b) it takes place at the location referred to in column (3) of that Schedule opposite the mention of that event or, where more than one location is referred to in that column, at one of those locations, and”,

(c) by the deletion of Regulation 4, and

(d) by the substitution of the Schedule to these Regulations for Schedule 3 to those Regulations.

SCHEDULE

“SCHEDULE 3

Regulation 3A

(1)

Event

(2)

Date or period

(3)

Location

(4)

Maximum number of persons

1.

Leinster GAA Hurling Championship Final Dublin v Kilkenny and Joe McDonagh Cup Final

17th day of July 2021

Croke Park, Dublin

18,000

2.

GAA Hurling All Ireland Qualifier #1

17th day of July 2021

Semple Stadium, Thurles

4,400

3.

GAA Hurling All Ireland Qualifier #2

17th day of July 2021

Nowlan Park, Kilkenny

3,500

4.

GAA Leinster Football Championship Semi-Finals, Kildare v Westmeath and Dublin v Meath

18th day of July 2021

Croke Park, Dublin

18,000

5.

Munster GAA Hurling Championship Final, Limerick v Tipperary

18th day of July 2021

Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork

7,000

6.

Ireland v South Africa, 1st Cricket Test - T20

International

19th day of July 2021

Malahide Castle, Dublin

560

7.

Dundalk F.C. v Levadia Tallinn, UEFA Conference League 2nd Qualifying Round

22nd day of July 2021

Oriel Park, Dundalk or Tallaght Stadium, Dublin

1,000

8.

Drogheda United v Derry City, FAI Cup Fixture

23rd day of July 2021

Head in the Game Park, Drogheda

600

9.

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bray Wanderers, FAI Cup Fixture

23rd day of July 2021

Richmond Park, Dublin

700

10.

Sligo Rovers v Cork City, FAI Cup Fixture

25th day of July 2021

The Showgrounds, Sligo

800

11.

Shamrock Rovers v Galway United, FAI Cup Fixture

25th day of July 2021

Tallaght Stadium, Dublin

1,500

12.

Cork v Kerry, Munster GAA Football Championship Final

25th day of July 2021

Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney

2,500

13.

Mayo v Galway, Connacht GAA Football Championship Final

25th day of July 2021

Croke Park, Dublin

18,000

14.

Galway Races Summer Festival

26th day of July 2021 to 1st day of August 2021

Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Galway

1,000 per day

15.

Bohemian FC v Dudelange (Lux), UEFA Conference League 2nd Qualifying Round

29th day of July 2021

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

8,000

16.

Drogheda Utd. v Waterford, Premier Division, League of Ireland match

30th day of July 2021

Head in the Game Park, Drogheda

600

17.

Shamrock Rovers v St. Patrick’s Athletic, Premier Division, League of Ireland match

30th day of July 2021

Tallaght Stadium, Dublin

1,500

18.

Finn Harps v Bohemian FC, Premier Division, League of Ireland match

30th day of July 2021

Finn Park, Donegal

800

19.

Athlone Town v Treaty United, First Division, League of Ireland match

30th day of July 2021

Athlone Stadium, Athlone

500

20.

Cabinteely v Bray Wanderers, First Division, League of Ireland match

30th day of July 2021

Stradbrook, Dublin

500

21.

Cork City v UCD, First Division, League of Ireland match

30th day of July 2021

Turner’s Cross, Cork

900

22.

Shelbourne FC v Cobh Ramblers, First Division, League of Ireland match

30th day of July 2021

Tolka Park, Dublin

700

23.

Wexford v Galway United, First Division, League of Ireland match

30th day of July 2021

Ferrycarrig Park, Wexford

500

24.

Longford Town v Derry City, Premier Division, League of Ireland match

31st day of July 2021

Bishopsgate, Longford

1,000

25.

Galway Womens FC v Shelbourne, Women’s National League

31st day of July 2021

Eamon Deacy Park, Galway

500

26.

DLR Waves v Athlone Town, Women’s National League

31st day of July 2021

UCD Bowl, Dublin

500

27.

Cork City v Peamount, Women’s National League

31st day of July 2021

Turner’s Cross, Cork

500

28.

Sligo Rovers v Dundalk FC, Premier Division, League of Ireland match

31st day of July 2021

The Showgrounds, Sligo

800

29.

Hurling All Ireland Quarter Final #1 and Hurling Championship match

31st day of July 2021

Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork

7,000

30.

Hurling All Ireland Quarter Final #2 and Hurling Championship match

31st day of July 2021

Semple Stadium, Thurles

4,650

31.

Hurling All Ireland Quarter Final #3 and Hurling Championship match

31st day of July 2021

Gaelic Grounds, Limerick

3,500

32.

Hurling All Ireland Quarter Final #4 and Hurling Championship match

31st day of July 2021

Nowlan Park, Kilkenny

3,500

33.

U20 Football All Ireland Football Semi-Final #1

31st day of July 2021

O’Moore Park, Portlaoise

1,400

34.

U20 Football All Ireland Football Semi-Final #2

31st day of July 2021

Kingspan Breffni, Cavan

2,000

35.

GAA Championship Finals

31st day of July 2021

Croke Park, Dublin

18,000

36.

Leinster GAA Football Championship Final

1st day of August 2021

Croke Park, Dublin

18,000

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

16 July, 2021.

STEPHEN DONNELLY,

Minister for Health.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

In SI 217 of 2021, these Regulations delete, with effect from 19 July 2021, Regulation 4 that provides restrictions of movement of persons in relation to travel from place of residence to a port or airport; update and amend the list of scheduled events currently provided for under the Regulations; and update the expiry date to 2 August 2021.