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Ireland's revised roadmap - Everything you need to know

By James Fenton

June 20, 2020 at 11:19am

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Ireland's revised roadmap was announced last night with much of the focus on the fact that hairdressers will now be allowed to open next week.

Leo Varadkar delivered the news to Ireland's increasingly hirsute population just after 6.30pm last night and along with hairdressers being allowed to open from Monday, June 29, there was some more welcome news.

Indoor gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed from the same date, with cafes, restaurants and pubs that serve food allowed to open. Outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people will also be allowed when conducted in line with public health advice. It was also announced last night that indoor and outdoor gatherings will be allowed to increase to 100 people and 500 people respectively when phase 4 begins on July 20, news which should be welcomed by a number of people who are planning to get married.

Other places such as cinemas, museums, theatres, skating rinks and bingo halls will also be allowed to reopen from Monday while team sporting events will also be allowed to take place with spectators, in line with the rules on capacity set out above. As well as that, indoor gyms and yoga facilities will reopen from Monday.

All the information on the revised roadmap was tweeted by Leo Varadkar last night and you can view everything in full by clicking on his tweet below...

During his speech on the revised roadmap last night, Varadkar laid out four things people should consider before making a decision about doing something, with the elements making up the acronym DATE:

  • Distance: Always try to stay two metres apart from someone else if possible.
  • Activity: Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering on public transport or in a crowded indoor space
  • Time: The amount of time you spend with a person or group increases your risk
  • Environment: Always bear in mind that a closed, poorly ventilated indoor space is much riskier than being outdoors.

If you have any outstanding questions regarding the roadmap, you should find your answer via this link. Varadkar's full speech, in which he did indeed quote Mean Girls, can be found here.

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