When is Father's Day and what phase of the roadmap will Ireland be in?

By James Fenton

May 25, 2020 at 12:31pm


Father's Day takes place in Ireland next month and unlike previous years, there will be a bit of uncertainty due to Covid-19 restrictions that are in place.

While Mother's Day took back in March, just as social distancing measures were coming into place, Father's Day arrives at a stage when everyone is well-versed in keeping away from family members in order to protect them.

The big day falls in the middle of phase 2 of the government's roadmap to recovery and below you'll find everything you need to know about Father's Day 2020 and what we will be allowed to do at that time...

When does Father's Day take place?

Father's Day 2020 falls on Sunday, June 21.

What stage of the roadmap will we be in?

When Father's Day takes place, Ireland will be in the middle of phase 2 of the roadmap, which is due to start on June 8. Phase 3 is scheduled to begin on June 29.

What will we be allowed to do on Father's Day?

Currently, the advice for social visits during phase 2 is as follows: 'Up to 4 people may visit another household for a short period of time but everyone must keep at least two metres apart from people they don't live with.' A travel limit of 20km of a person's home will be in place during this phase.

In terms of the over-70s and others who are cocooning, they can 'have a small number of visitors to their home. The visitors must wear gloves, face coverings and keep at least two metres away from the person who is cocooning.

Will this be changed?

The government has indicated that some phases of the roadmap could be fast-tracked if it is safe to do so.

The main message from the government remains to stay at home where possible until the final phase which begins on August 10.

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