ISL Video: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s announcement on Covid-19 Phase 2

5th June 2020

Announcement today from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Covid-19 Phase 2 starting Monday 8th June.

Stay Local: You may travel within your own county, and up to 20 kilometres from your home if crossing county boundaries.

Meeting other people: You may meet up to 6 people from outside your household both indoors and outdoors for social gatherings.

Organised outdoor exercise, sporting, cultural or social activities of up to 15 people may take place

Shops: All retail is reopening. Shop locally, shop safely and support businesses in your community. Shopping centres will open on 15th June.

Work from home: It is more important than ever to work from home where possible.

Transport: Walk or cycle if you can. Only use public transport if you absolutely need to. Public transport capacity is limited because of social distancing requirements

Up to 25 immediate family and close friends may attend funeral services. Church services resume on 29th June

Playgrounds open. The summer camps will need to be limited to no more than 15 people.

Public libraries – limited number of people allowed in.

If you are over 70 or medically vulnerable, the advice is to:

Stay home as much as possible.
You may welcome small numbers of people to your home, but maintain social distancing.
For shopping, please use the times specially allotted by retailers.
If you are visiting someone who is over 70 or medically vulnerable, please be extra-vigilant

Phase 3 – 29th June (Restaurants & Pubs open)
Phase 4 – 20th July
Phase 5 – 10th August


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