Details of the next set of Covid-19 restrictions are starting to emerge this afternoon, with the Government planning to ease restrictions on a phased basis throughout April.
It's thought that the 5km non-essential travel limit will be extended to county borders from April 12 while sporting activities such as tennis, golf, and non-contact training for under 18s will be permitted from April 26. The Cabinet is also discussing allowing hairdressers, barbers and non-essential retail to reopen in May.
Also from April 12, two households being allowed to meet outdoors is another option being discussed today. Two people who are fully vaccinated may be allowed to meet indoors from April 12 while the number of people who can attend a funeral will be increased to 25.
NPHET are said to be cautious about easing too many restrictions as the vaccine rollout ramps up. A formal Government announcement is expected at around 6pm this evening.