A summary of the restriction measures announced by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar – 4th May 2020
6th May 2020
An easier breakdown of what is opening when:
Phase 1 – 18th May
Phase 2 – 8th June
Phase 3 – 29th June
Phase 4 – 20th July
Phase 5 – 10th August
A Summary of the Measures announced
🟩 May 4
People Cocooning/Over 70’s etc. allowed outdoors
5k for exercise
🟩 May 18
Outdoor workers return to work
Golf & tennis
🟩 June 8
Some retail to begin to re-open
Small meetings allowed indoors
Marts and libraries
🟩 June 29th
Crèches, childminders and pre-schools to reopen on a gradually increasing phased basis (e.g. one day per week) and slowly increasing thereafter.
Open cafés and restaurants providing on- premises food & beverages where they can comply with social distancing measures and strict cleaning in operation.
🟩 July 20th
Loosening restrictions on hairdressers & barbers.
Opening of hotels, hostels, caravan parks, holiday parks for social and tourist activities initially on a limited occupancy basis (or number of people per square metre) and then increasing over time (and where social distancing is complied with). Hotel bars remain closed
🟩 August 10
Theatres and cinemas
Open pubs, bars, nightclubs, casinos, where social distancing and strict cleaning can be complied with
(all subject to social distancing rules)
🟩 Cabinet agree to extend two welfare measures that were due to expire on May 9.
🟩 Covid-19 illness benefit of €350 (paid to people diagnosed or with suspected case) will be paid until June 19
🟩 Waiving of normal three-day waiting period for jobseekers benefits also extended
All of the above are of course subject to change based on case numbers and advice from NEPHT