The cabinet are signing off on the lifting of restrictions wich may mean…
People will be able to travel across the country from 10 May.
On the same date hairdressers will reopen for appointments. Click-and-collect retail and team sports training will resume.
Up to 50 people will be allowed attend religious services including weddings, funerals and masses.
However, indoor wedding parties will remain capped at six guests and 15 for outdoor celebrations.
Also on 10 May, three households can meet outdoors including in private gardens and a vaccinated household can meet an unvaccinated one indoors.
Three vaccinated households can also meet indoors.
Outdoor events with up to 15 people will be allowed from this date. All construction workers will return to sites either on or before 10 May.
On 17 May all shops will be able to reopen and on 2 June hotels and guesthouses will be open again.
Outdoor hospitality – including restaurants and all pubs – will open on 7 June.
On that day too sports matches will resume, but no crowds will be allowed to attend.
Restaurants Association say the suggestion that Government will sign off on a proposal to “divide Hotel restaurants and independent restaurants into two categories is an anti-competitive, inequitable decision and without medical, scientific or public health rationale.”
— Mícheál Lehane (@MichealLehane) April 29, 2021
HSE CEO Paul Reid at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19
Speaking at a HSE briefing, CEO Paul Reid said lower transmission levels of the virus are impacting positively on the health system along with the vaccination programme. Mr Reid said there has also been a “massive return to work” of healthcare workers who were close contacts.