These are some of the details the Taoiseach has announced this evening in connection with the re-opening the country from Level 5 Covid Restrictions

  • From May 10th, three households will be allowed to meet up in a back garden - or a maximum of six people from more than three households and fully vaccinated people will also be allowed to meet one household of non-vaccinated people indoors.
  • From Mayo 10th, personal services like barbers, hairdressers and beauticians can be accessed by appointment only.
  • From May 10th, public transport capacity will increase to 50%
  • Inter-county travel can resume on May 10th
  • Click and collect retail will resume on May 10th and all shops will be able to open on May 17th
  • 50 people will be allowed attend religious services, including weddings, funerals and Masses, from May 10th
  • From June 7th, 25 people can attend a wedding reception.
  • Libraries, museums and galleries can reopen on May 10th
  • Outdoor sports training for adults can commence in pods of 15 from May 10th
  • Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses will open on June 2nd - if Covid rates stay under control
  • Outdoor hospitality, including restaurants and pubs, will open on June 7th - if Covid rates stay under control
  • From June 7th- Outdoor sports matches can recommence, with no spectators and gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres can reopen for individual training.