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Vaccine passes become optional at 11.59pm today

Tuesday 5th April 2022 | Eileen Corcoran | R1 News Manager | Digital Content Editor |

Vaccine mandates are being abolished tomorrow, after four months of strict usage. It will become optional for businesses and private organisations to require vaccine passes as a condition of entry. Eileen Corcoran looks at what this means going forward.