You can circle May 4th in the calendar.
The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has confirmed that further restrictions will be lifted on that date, with hairdressers, barbers and other personal services expected to be given the green light to reopen.
With Pfizer confirming the delivery of a further 550,000 vaccine doses to Ireland in the second quarter of 2021, An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the vaccination programme is ‘on track’.
Reports suggest museums and galleries may also reopen on May 4th, as well as click-and-collect services for non-essential retail.
“In relation to the vaccine programme, we will receive and administer between three and a half and four million vaccines in Quarter Two of this year, that’s April, May and June.” Varadkar said in a video shared on Twitter.
Here’s the latest on Covid-19 following today’s Cabinet and Vaccine Task Force meetings, in the week that schools went back and the 5k restriction was lifted: pic.twitter.com/GILFQvFqEz
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) April 14, 2021
“We’ll have to make some amendments and some changes, we’ve had to do that 25 times now since the programme began, but we’re still very much on track to meet our targets, between three and a half and four million vaccines in Quarter Two of this year.”
Mr Varadkar said May 4th, 2021 is the next significant date in the calendar in terms of reopening the country.
“We are on track as well to ease restrictions on the fourth of May, so lots of things to be positive about, things broadly on track,” he said.
“Of course there’s going to be twists and turns, that was always going to be the case, but I just wanted to reassure you about those things.”