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Outdoor theme will be critical for the summer, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has stated that the outdoor theme of the summer will be critical in preventing the further spread of Covid-19.

Stating that the government continues to follow the science of the virus situation, the Taoiseach stated that an outdoor setting is less harmful than an indoor setting.

Mr Martin added that the government wants to keep open anything that reopens now and to put an end to start-stop closures.

From tomorrow, outdoor facilities such as golf courses and tennis courts will reopen along with zoos, pet farms and heritage sites.

Non-contact training will also resume for sports in pods of 15 while funeral attendance will increase to 25.

The Cabinet is expected to make a formal announcement in the coming days in regards to the reopening of non-essential retail, religious services, hairdressers and adult sports training.

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