The Government is considering scrapping the Covid-19 travel restriction and other lockdown measures three weeks earlier than planned.
Restrictions on hairdressers, museums, galleries and swimming pools could all also be lifted at the end of June at the beginning of Phase Three.
The Sunday Independent reports that senior government figures are encouraged by Ireland’s progress in suppressing the spread of Covid-19 to consider accelerating the reopening roadmap.
However, all decisions will be guided by up to date data.
Accelerated easing of restrictions may see the 5km travel limit expiring from 29th June. The limit is set to be extended from five kilometres to 20 kilometres in Phase Three, but this could be dropped earlier than planned.
Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is “optimistic” Ireland can speed up the coronavirus opening roadmap if we stay on the current path.
Health officials yesterday announced nine new Covid-19 related deaths and 59 new cases.