Phase 3 of Ireland's roadmap to recovery begins today with it comes a freedom that the population hasn't felt since the middle of March.
From today, people will be allowed to travel anywhere in Ireland as phase 3 comes into effect. Many businesses are also reopening their doors for the first time since March as Ireland continues its battle against Covid-19. A number of provisions are in place, such as the compulsory wearing of face coverings on public transport and you can find out everything you need to know about phase 3 below...
What's open from today?
Creches, pre-schools and all adult education facilities are allowed to open from today. As well as that, hairdressers, barbers, nail and brow salons, beauty salons, spas, make-up application services, tanning, tattooing and piercing services are also allowed to reopen.
Pubs and hotel bars that can operate as restaurants can also reopen as well as cafes and restaurants themselves. Hotels can take guests once again, as can hostels, caravan parks and holiday parks.
Museums, galleries, theatres, concert halls and other cultural outlets can also reopen as well as cinemas, music venues (excluding nightclubs and discos), leisure facilities, bingo halls, arcades, skating rinks, amusements parks.
The following advice has been issued for traveling on public transport:
- social distancing means that overall capacity remains restricted
- use public transport only for essential journeys
- face coverings should be worn
- avoid peak-time travel
Everything else you need to know about phase 3 of Ireland's roadmap can be found here.