Covid-19 Restrictions To Ease From Tomorrow.

Covid-19 restrictions are due to ease a little further with effect from tomorrow, May 10th 2021.

Hereunder is a brief summary of the key changes, as agreed by HSE and the government.

From tomorrow May 10th 2021: –

  • An increase in the numbers that can meet outdoors for social/recreational purposes, including in private gardens – maximum of 3 households or 6 people from any number of households. (This limit of 6 does not include their children aged 12 or younger.)
  • Organised outdoor gatherings with a maximum attendance of 15 people.
  • Outdoor training for adults in pods of a maximum of 15 people.
  • Phased reopening of non-essential retail. Click and collect, in-store by appointment only, and outdoor retail can recommence from 10th May, with all remaining retail permitted to reopen from 17th May.
  • Reopening of personal services by appointment.
  • Reopening of galleries, museums, other cultural attractions.
  • Libraries to reopen for lending services. No access to reader spaces/PC’s.
  • Recommencement of in-person religious services. (It is advised that other religious ceremonies such as Communions and Confirmations should not take place at this time).
  • Funerals – 50 mourners permitted at service. Related events, either before or after, should not take place.
  • Weddings – 50 guests permitted at service (civil or religious). For celebrations/receptions, a maximum of 6 people for indoor gatherings and 15 people for outdoor gatherings.
  • Inter-county travel can resume.
  • Increase in numbers on public transport, up to 50% of normal capacity
  • Recommencement of property viewings by appointment only with licensed Property Service Providers
  • You can also travel between counties in Ireland to your stationary mobile home or caravan. This is only allowed if you are the owner of the mobile home or caravan.
  • Rental of accommodation services remains prohibited until 2nd June, (same subject to the public health situation at that time).
  • Mobile home and caravan parks may open to facilitate owners accessing their stationary mobile homes or caravans. However, no tourism activities (e.g. rental of mobile homes or pitches) are permitted and no shared facilities should be opened.

Bonus for some already .5 million fully vaccinated persons.

  • Indoor private home visiting is permitted (without masks or social distancing) but only in the following cases: –
  • Fully vaccinated people can meet indoors with other fully vaccinated people as long as there are no more than 3 households present.
  • Fully vaccinated people can meet indoors with unvaccinated people from a single household, provided that they are not at risk of severe illness and no more than 3 households are present.

Do please continue to stay safe.


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