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Non-essential retail & hairdressers to open in May as easing of restrictions ‘on track’ – Varadkar

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the Government is on track to begin easing restrictions on 4th May and that he is confident over 80% of people will have been offered a vaccine by June.

Varadkar said all decisions are based on four elements: the vaccines, the variants, virus case numbers, and how hospitals are coping.

The Government will consider allowing more outdoor activity and a return to Level 3 restrictions in May, with retail and personal services such as hairdressing and barbers gradually reopening during the month.

At the end of April the Government intends to develop a plan for June and July, which he said is “looking good” but depends on the four deciding factors.

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