The Cabinet is set to approve the new reopening date of 29th June for hairdressers and barbers today.
The National Public Health Emergency team has recommended that salons can reopen in Phase 3 – three weeks earlier than originally planned in the roadmap.
In recent weeks, the government has fast tracked elements of Ireland’s reopening plans under guidance from health officials.
Government ministers will meet today to consider Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan and his team’s advice on phase 3 and 4 of the revised roadmap, including recommending the reopening of salons.
The hairdressing and barbers sector has already been working on implementing guidelines to reopen safely in Phase Three.
Other elements of Phase Three will see the return of cafes, restaurants and pubs that serve food. Hotels and hostels and the wider tourism sector will also open. All travel restrictions will be lifted from 29th June to allow people to travel freely to any county in Ireland.