An Taoiseach Micheál Martin addressed the Irish people yesterday following a Cabinet meeting, which discussed advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).
Martin said that NPHET warned Government that proceeding with the reopening as planned carries a risk of more cases, hospitalisations and deaths.
So what exactly has changed?
Indoor hospitality has been delayed from reopening next Monday, July 5th.
In a big shock to the sector, on July 19th it will be considered whether indoor dining can reopen.
Also, only people who are vaccinated, or who have recovered from Covid-19 over the past nine months, will be able to dine indoors.
Weddings will be allowed to proceed under the agreed guidlelines.
Up to 50 guests will be allowed attend wedding receptions from July 5th.
However, communions and confirmations will not be proceeding.
There will also be no change to the plans surrounding outdoor events.
Up to 200 people will be able to attend most outdoor events.
Events with a capacity of over 5,000 will be able to allow 500 people attend.
As of 19 July, the EU Digital Covid Certificate will be operational in Ireland.
However, people are still being told to avoid non-essential travel.
From July 5th, there will be no limit on the number of vaccinated people who can meet indoors.