From left: Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE; Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health; and Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health at a Covid press briefing last night
All indications point to the Cabinet giving the green light to begin the reopening of around 1,500 businesses on Monday.
These include homeware stores, garden centres, farmers’ markets, bicycle shops and motor garages, electrical and IT stores, as well as opticians.
Construction workers and gardeners are also set to be able to return to work on Monday.
As part of Phase One, people are advised to continue to stay at home as much as possible but can travel up to 5km from their home to exercise.
Outdoor spaces and tourism sites, along with golf clubs and tennis courts, can re-open as long as social distancing is in place.
Up to four people who do not live in the same household will be allowed to meet up outdoors, as long as they maintain a two-metre distance.