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Here are the Covid-19 restrictions being eased in Ireland from today

Today marks the first day in the next phase of Ireland’s battle against Covid-19.

All remaining construction can restart from Tuesday while outdoor workers, such as maintenance workers or window cleaners, can also return to work.

The advice from the government continues to be to work from home if possible and to continue to protect yourself and others by following the public health advice.

Although today’s easing of restrictions are not a major change to people’s lives, next week, May 10th, will see a large relaxing of restrictions.

Some of the changes from 10th May include:

  • A maximum of three households or six people from any number of households can meet up recreationally outdoors, including in private gardens.
  • Organised outdoor gatherings with a maximum attendance of 15 people.
  • Outdoor training for adults in pods of a maximum of 15 people can resume.
  • Click and collect, in-store by appointment only, and outdoor retail can recommence from 10 May.
  • Personal services by appointment reopen.
  • Reopening of galleries, museums, other cultural attractions.
  • Libraries to reopen for lending services.
  • Recommencement of in-person religious services with funerals and weddings allowed a maximum of 50 people.


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