A SIGNIFICANT easing of Covid-19 restrictions for the month of May are set to be announced next week.
The Cabinet meets late next week to consider a further lifting of measures.
It is expected that a roadmap for the summer will also be indicated by the Government.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has suggested that hairdresser and other retail outlets will be given the green light from next month, while religious services will return and further outdoor activities will be permitted.
Varadkar said: “That would involve looking at personal services, like barbers and hairdressers; retail; more outdoor activities; religious services’ and the full return of construction.
“They’re the kind of things that we’re going to look at next week for May. I don’t want to particularly speculate beyond that.
“We would expect to indicate very clearly what restrictions will be eased in May and then set out an indicative idea as to what could be eased in June and July but I don’t want to go any further than that.”Tags: