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
Garden/DIY shops
Construction
Fishing
Golf & tennis

🟩 June 8

Some retail to begin to re-open
Larger funerals
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

Shopping centres
Theatres and cinemas
Contact sports
Gyms
Festivals
Hospital visits
Schools
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