Many of the remaining businesses closed due to Covid-19 are reopening today as part of Phase 3 of easing lockdown restrictions.

Cafes, restaurants, pubs serving food, hairdressers and gyms are among those that can resume.

After 15 weeks from today pubs that serve food, restaurants and hotels all welcome back their guests, however, with strict hygiene and social distancing rules in place.

Capacity on public transport will be increased to 50% though people are reminded that face coverings are mandatory.

Masks are recommended in retail outlets, and anywhere it is difficult to maintain social distancing.

You'll also be able to go to the hairdressers and take driving lessons again.

Places of worship, hotels, caravan parks, galleries and museums can all welcome visitors too, as can cinemas theatres and music venues, 

Up to 50 people will be permitted to gather indoors and up to 200 outdoors while all restrictions for travelling within Ireland have now been lifted

Crèches, and preschools are now open for children of all workers who need childcare to get back to work.

All sporting activity including gyms and wellbeing centre can also kick off today; with individual sporting organisations deciding how best to proceed.

July 9 will be the next milestone in the roadmap with government preparing to publish the "green" list of countries we are allowed to visit.





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