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29th Apr 2021

All the key dates for hairdressers, beer gardens, inter-county travel and more

James Fenton

The Government is finalising plans for the reopening of society, with an official announcement by Micheál Martin expected at around 6pm this evening.

The plans including the reopening of pubs for outdoor services, the return of hairdressers and inter-county travel. As well as that, reopening dates for swimming pools and gyms are expected to be announced, as well as information on wedding receptions, outdoor gatherings and non-essential retail.

Below are the key dates that are being considered by Government after hearing recommendations from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET):

Pubs and restraurants:

Outdoor service from June 7

Hairdressers and barbers:

May 10

Inter-county travel

May 10

Hotels and B&Bs

June 7

50 guests at a wedding ceremony

May 10 (capped at six guests for indoor reception and 15 guests for outdoor)

25 guests at wedding reception

June 7

Gyms and swimming pools

June 7

Three households meeting in private gardens

May 10 (indoors if vaccinated)

Indoor visits from one household

June 7

Please note that these dates are being considered by Government and nothing will be official until the announcement later this evening.

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