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Government’s roadmap to ease Covid-19 restrictions will be set out in 5 phases. These phases will be on 3 week review process, the current phases would commence on the following dates:

Phase 1 – 18th May
Phase 2 – 8th June
Phase 3 – 29th June
Phase 4 – 20th July
Phase 5 – 10th August

If coronavirus cases begin to increase, we will revert to the restrictions set out in the previous stage.

๐Ÿ”ฎ PHASE 1 ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Phase 1 of the roadmap will lift the following restrictions:

๐Ÿ”ธ Construction workers, landscape gardeners and other outdoor workers may return to work

๐Ÿ”ธ Garden centres, repair shops and hardware stores may reopen

๐Ÿ”ธ Fitness & sport activities (non-contact) in small groups (max of 4 people) may resume (golf included)

๐Ÿ”ธ People may meet up with friends and family in small groups outdoors (size of a “small group” is defined as up to 4 people)

๐Ÿ”ธ The majority of regular health services will resume

๐Ÿ”ธ Outdoor public amenities and tourism sites may reopen (beaches & mountain walks)

*NOTE – social distancing guidelines will remain in operation for all

๐Ÿ”ฎ PHASE 2 ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Phase 2 of the roadmap will lift the following restrictions:

๐Ÿ”ธ Restriction will be extended from 5km to 20km

๐Ÿ”ธ Specific retail hours will be allocated for those currently cocooning

๐Ÿ”ธ Home visits will be allowed to those cocooning, by a small number of persons for a short period of time

๐Ÿ”ธ Up to 4 people may visit another household for a short period of time

๐Ÿ”ธ Slightly larger family gatherings at funerals will be permitted (limited to maximum safe social distancing can still be applied)

๐Ÿ”ธ Solitary workers and workers that can maintain social distancing can return to work

๐Ÿ”ธ Small retail outlets that can control staff and customer numbers and maintain social distancing may reopen

๐Ÿ”ธ Public libraries will reopen

๐Ÿ”ธ Outdoor sporting activities, involving small group training (no matches) can recommenced (no contact still allowed)

๐Ÿ”ฎ PHASE 3 ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Phase 3 of the roadmap will lift the following restrictions:

๐Ÿ”ธ Commence opening of creches and pre-schools for children of essential workers

๐Ÿ”ธ Commence a phased approach to visiting at hospitals and other healthcare settings

๐Ÿ”ธ Businesses where employees have low levels of daily interaction may reopen

๐Ÿ”ธ Phase in the opening of all other non-essential retail outlets, restricting customer numbers and applying social distancing (limited to retail outlets with street level entrance and exit, i.e. not in shopping centres)

๐Ÿ”ธ Playgrounds will be reopened

๐Ÿ”ธ ‘Behind closed doors’ sporting events may recommence

๐Ÿ”ธ Cafes and restaurants may reopen as long as social distancing is maintained

๐Ÿ”ฎ PHASE 4 ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Phase 4 of the roadmap will lift the following restrictions:

๐Ÿ”ธ Travel will be extended to outside of your region

๐Ÿ”ธ Larger household visits will be permitted

๐Ÿ”ธ Small social gatherings will be permitted (baptisms, small weddings etc.)

๐Ÿ”ธ Creches and pre-schools will reopen for all other children

๐Ÿ”ธ Other employees return to work – beginning with those who cannot work remotely and then staggering the working times to ensure social distancing

๐Ÿ”ธ Barbers and hairdressers may reopen

๐Ÿ”ธ Museums and other cultural outlets may reopen

๐Ÿ”ธ Sports teams (GAA & soccer) may recommence and public swimming pools may reopen

๐Ÿ”ธ Hotels and other hospitality units may reopen based on limited occupancy. Hotel bars are to remain closed.

๐Ÿ”ฎ PHASE 5 ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Phase 5 of the roadmap will lift the following restrictions:

๐Ÿ”ธ Social gatherings will be permitted except for large gathering and gatherings in households of suspect cases

๐Ÿ”ธ Schools and colleges will reopen on a phased basis and will recommence in the new academic year

๐Ÿ”ธ Normal hospital and other residential setting visits will be allowed

๐Ÿ”ธ All employees may return to work on normal onsite arrangements, except organisations that cannot maintain social distancing plans

๐Ÿ”ธ Enclosed shopping centres may reopen

๐Ÿ”ธ Tattoo and piercing parlors may reopen

๐Ÿ”ธ Cinemas may reopen

๐Ÿ”ธ Close contact physical sports may recommence (rugby, boxing etc.)

๐Ÿ”ธ Gyms and dance studios may reopen

๐Ÿ”ธ Mass sporting events may recommence where social distancing can be maintained

๐Ÿ”ธ Indoor recreational venues may reopen (bowling, bingo etc.)

๐Ÿ”ธSmall festivals and other outdoor cultural events may resume

๐Ÿ”ธ Tourist travel to offshore islands may resume



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