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General News / April 29, 2021

Easing of restrictions: No date for reopening cinemas, outdoor hospitality resumes June 2

General News / April 29, 2021

Easing of restrictions: No date for reopening cinemas, outdoor hospitality resumes June 2

Words: Dylan Murphy

The government has signed off on a plan to ease current COVID-19 restrictions. These include but are not limited to travel between counties, the reopening of personal services like hairdressers and outdoor meetings between households.

Find the breakdown below:

May 4:

  • Construction restarts

May 10

  • Outdoor visits between two households
  • outdoor gatherings of up to 15 people
  • Intercounty (domestic) travel
  • Bus and trains at 50 per cent capacity
  • Click and collect starts
  • Personal services such as hairdressers.
  • Churches – up to 50 people
  • Museums and galleries reopen but the expectation is that holding of events will not permitted at this stage
  • adult sports training
  • Weddings – up to 50 at ceremony, 6 indoor afters, 15 outdoor.

May 17

  • shops reopen

June 2

  • hotels, B&bs reopen with indoor dining available for residents only.

Considered from June 7, depending on the situation

  • indoor visits from one household
  • outdoor hospitality, with no substantial meal rule or time limit (Pubs and restaurants will not be allowed to serve indoors until at least July.)
  • gyms and pools reopen
  • adult sports games, no fans
  • 25 at wedding receptions

Considered from July 5, depending on situation

  • Outdoor mass gatherings (including sports fans)
  • Indoor team sports
  • Workout classes
  • Indoor hospitality

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