Featured image: Outdoor seating area at The Treehouse, Muff
The Cabinet Committee on Covid-19 has agreed on dates for reopening key areas of the economy in the coming months.
The easing of restrictions will begin from 10th May, when the intercounty travel ban lifts, while Hotels and B&Bs can reopen on 2 June.
Outdoor dining and beer gardens will be reopening from 7th June, under plans to be confimred.
The full Cabinet must sign off on the measures on Thursday afternoon before dates are officially confirmed.
In the meantime, here is what the government is recommending:
- intercounty travel
- hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons to reopen
- Click-and-collect retail resumes
- Adult team sports training will resume
- Three households can meet outdoors/in gardens.
- Up to 50 people will be allowed attend religious services including weddings, funerals and masses (however, indoor wedding parties will remain capped at six guests and 15 for outdoor celebrations)
- Museums, libraries and galleries
- Driving tests
- House viewings
- Full reopening of retail
- Hotels and B&Bs reopen
- outdoor dining and drinking at outdoor pubs (wet pubs to reopen without the requirement to serve food, €9 food order will no longer be in force)
- gyms (individual training)
- swimming pools