Ready to hit the open road?
A raft of Covid-19 restrictions are lifted today, opening up intercounty travel for the first time in 2021.
There’s also good news for those staying at home; dust off the patio furniture because according to the changes that come into effect this morning, you can have visitors from a maximum of three households or six people from any number of households over to your garden.
The odd garden get-together should tide us over until outdoor services can resume (for groups of six or less) on June 7th.
If you are vaccinated you are free to visit indoors.
Here’s a quick guide to all the changes coming into effect today:
- Travel: You can travel between counties in Ireland
- Visitors to your garden: Maximum of 3 households or 6 people from any number of households
- Vaccine bonus: If you are vaccinated – you can visit other households indoors
- Outdoor gatherings: Maximum 15 people
- Outdoor training: Maximum 15 people
- Retail: Click and collect, in-store by appointment only, and outdoor retail can recommence from May 10th.
- Personal services (hairdressers, barbers, beauticians): Can reopen for customers with appointments only
- Galleries, museums, libraries and other cultural attractions: Can reopen
- Funerals: Maximum 50 mourners at service. No other events to take place
- Weddings: Maximum 50 guests at service. Maximum 6 guests at indoor reception or 15 outdoors
- Public transport: Public transport will run at 50 percent capacity
- Property viewings: By appointment only with licensed agents.
The next big day in Ireland’s reopening plan is May 17th when all non-essential retail can open fully.