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Pathway to re-open the Irish economy updated April 2021

Some lockdown restrictions in Ireland are to be lifted in the coming weeks, the country's prime minister has said.

On the 29th of April, Micheál Martin declared "hope is returning" as he announced to the nation on TV. As more than 1.5 million doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered, the government have paved the path to re-open the economy starting from May.

From 4 May:

Construction All construction can restart

Outdoor workers Workers who work outdoors can return to work

Entry Visa Begin to accept new entry visa applications


From 10 May

Travel You can travel between counties in Ireland

Visitors to your garden Max of 3 households or 6 people from any number of households

Outdoor gatherings Max 15 people

Outdoor training Max 15 people

Retail Click & collect, in-store by appointment only, and outdoor retail

can recommence from 10 May

Funerals Max 50 mourners at service. No other events to take place

Weddings Max 50 guests at service. Max 6 at indoor reception/15 outdoors

Public transport Run at 50% capacity

Property viewings By appointment only with licensed Property Service Providers

Personal services Can reopen for customers with appointments only (i.e.

hairdressers, barbers, beauticians)

Stationary mobile Can ravel between counties in Ireland to your stationary mobile home or caravan homes and caravans

Galleries, museums, Can reopen

libraries and other

cultural attractions

Vaccine bonus If you are vaccinated - you can visit other households indoors


From 17 May:

All retail All remaining retail can reopen