Covid-19

Please see below an information and resources for communities and voluntary groups and members of the public

For Individuals

For Communities & Voluntary Groups

Overview of Reopening Phases

Please see below the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business sets out how the COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted.

Please click on each phase to see the highlights.

Commencing 18th May

Community Health

  • 5km travel limit.
  • Avoid unnecessary journeys.
  • Small groups meet outdoors.

Education & Childcare

  • Childcare for essential healthcare workers.
  • Opening of schools and colleges for teachers.

Economic Activity & Work

  • Phased return of outdoor workers Remote working continues for all that can do so.

Retail, Services & Commercial Activity

  • Retail that is mainly outdoor + homeware, opticians, motor, bicycle & repair, office products, electrical, IT, phone sales & repair open.
  • All subject to social distancing.

Cultural & Social

  • Open outdoor public amenities, incl. pitches, tennis courts and golf courses. tourism sites, beaches and walks.
  • Outdoor sporting and fitness activities, in groups max. four people, resume.
  • All subject to social distancing.

Transport & Travel

  • Social distancing and hygiene measures continue for public and private transport as passengers increase.
  • Specific measures at ports and airports.

You can also see the full plan with all the details here.

Commencing 8th June

Community Health

  • 5km to 20km.
  • Avoid unnecessary journeys.
  • Retail hours and visits for cocooners.
  • Short home visits in small groups Easing of funeral restrictions.

Education & Childcare

  • Childcare for essential healthcare workers.
  • Opening of schools and colleges for teachers.

Economic Activity & Work

  • Limited return to onsite working subject to compliance capability.
  • Remote working continues for all that can do so.

Retail, Services & Commercial Activity

  • Small retail outlets with control of numbers open.
  • Marts open.
  • All subject to social distancing.

Cultural & Social

  • Open public libraries. Small group team sports training (not matches) resume.
  • All subject to social distancing.

Transport & Travel

  • Numbers restricted and monitored.
  • Social distancing and hygiene measures continue for public and private transport as passengers increase.
  • Specific measures at ports and airports

You can also see the full plan with all the details here.

Commencing 29th June

Community Health

  • 5km to 20km.
  • Avoid unnecessary journeys

Education & Childcare

  • Phased opening of crèches and pre-schools for children of essential workers.

Economic Activity & Work

  • Return to low-interaction work.
  • Remote working continues for all that can do so.

Retail, Services & Commercial Activity

  • Open non-essential retail outlets with street level access.

Cultural & Social

  • Open playgrounds. / Behind closed doors sporting activities.
  • Open cafés and restaurants providing on-premises food & beverages—all subject to social distancing and strict cleaning protocols

Transport & Travel

  • Travel restrictions on numbers travelling to and in major urban centres. Social distancing and hygiene measures continue for public and private transport as passengers increase. Specific measures at ports and airports.

You can also see the full plan with all the details here.

Commencing 20th July

Community Health

  • Travel beyond home area Short but slightly larger home visits. Small social gatherings (e.g. small weddings, baptisms).

Education & Childcare

  • Phased opening of crèches, childminders and pre-schools for all.

Economic Activity & Work

  • Return to work where employees cannot remote work. Staggered hours.
  • Remote working continues for all that can do so.

Retail, Services & Commercial Activity

  • Gradual easing of restrictions on higher-risk services. e.g. Barbers and hairdressers.

Cultural & Social

  • Museums, galleries and places of worship re-open. Sports and team leagues (e.g. Soccer & GAA) and swimming pools.
  • All subject to social distancing.

Transport & Travel

  • Gradually decrease restrictions in major urban centres. Hotels etc. on a limited occupancy basis re-open. Bars remain closed. Social distancing and hygiene measures continue. Specific measures at ports and airports.

You can also see the full plan with all the details here.

Commencing 10th August

Community Health

  • Travel beyond home area Some larger social gatherings (e.g. weddings).

Education & Childcare

  • Schools, 3rd level and adult education centres opening on a phased basis for 2020/21 academic year.

Economic Activity & Work

  • Phased return to work across all sectors. Remote working continues for all that can do so.

Retail, Services & Commercial Activity

  • Further easing of restrictions higher-risk services. e.g. shopping centres, tattoo, piercing

Cultural & Social

  • Pubs, bars, nightclubs, theatres, cinemas and casinos. Close physical contact sports. Open gyms, exercise, dance studios and other indoor and outdoor festivals, events and mass gatherings.

Transport & Travel

  • Resume tourist travel to offshore islands. Social distancing and hygiene measures continue for public and private transport as passengers increase. Specific measures at ports and airports.

You can also see the full plan with all the details here.