AnchorFurther Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions From June 8th ( Phase 2 )
Accelerated Roadmap For More Rapid Reopening of Society and Business

On Friday 5th of June 2020, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed that Ireland can move to Phase 2 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business from Monday, June 8th.

The Government has also announced an acceleration of the Roadmap, which has been made possible thanks to the progress made by the Irish people in suppressing the virus, meaning certain sectors and public amenities can open earlier than previously planned. There are no only 4 phases planned instead of 5. Phase 3 will commence on 29th June and Phase 4 from 20th July.

These are five things you should know for Phase 2 starting on Monday the 8th of June.

  • Stay Local: You may travel within your own county, and up to 20 kilometres from your home if crossing county boundaries.
  • Meeting other people: You may meet up to 6 people from outside your household both indoors and outdoors for social gatherings. Organised outdoor exercise, sporting, cultural or social activities of up to 15 people may take place
  • Shops: All retail is reopening. Shop locally, shop safely and support businesses in your community.
  • Work from home: It is more important than ever to work from home where possible.
  • Transport: Walk or cycle if you can. Only use public transport if you absolutely need to. Public transport capacity is limited because of social distancing requirements.

Check on the links below what restrictions are in place for the following:

  • Community Health – go here
  • Children – go here
  • Economic activity and work – go here
  • Retail, services and commercial activity – go here
  • Cultural, sporting and social – go here
  • Transport and travel – go here
  • Advice for those over 70 or the medically vulnerable – go here

Useful Links
Find further details on the restrictions in place during Phase 2 at this link here and here.
View the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business – here.
Read the speech of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D., announcing Phase 2 at – here.