It’s been a very long wait.
But Monday, June 7th is finally upon us, bringing with it a raft of changes that will make the rest of the summer a lot more enjoyable for everyone, provided Covid-19 infections can be kept in check.
The big one, of course, is the reopening of outdoor pub and restaurant tables, which is guaranteed to create a low-key party atmosphere all over Cork city this week.
It looks like the weather is going to play ball too; Met Éireann is forecasting mainly dry conditions for Bank Holiday Monday and apart from a few spots of drizzle in the evening, it should be mostly sunny and humid with highest temperatures of up to 19 degrees.
Here’s a quick guide to all the changes that come into play on June 7th:
- Restaurants and bars: Outdoor services can reopen
- Organised outdoor events: Maximum of 100 attendees for the majority of venues. Maximum of 200 for outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000
- Visitors to your home: If you are an unvaccinated household you can have visitors from one other unvaccinated household inside your home.
- Weddings: 25 people can attend a wedding celebration or reception
- Cinemas: Cinemas and theatres can reopen with a max capacity of 50 people.
- Sport: Outdoor sports matches can resume
- Gyms and training: Gyms, swimming pools, leisure centres can reopen for individual training only
- Driver Theory tests: 25,000 tests per month to take place