New restrictions: Here’s what we can do from Monday April 12th

Ireland’s restrictions will be easing from Monday April 12th, as we slowly ease our way out of level 5 lockdown. The country has been in full lockdown for over 100 days now, since December 30 2020.

New measures will take effect from April 12 on a phased basis. Here’s what we can expect in the coming weeks:

From Monday April 12:

  • Travel restrictions will be relaxed, allowing people to travel anywhere within their county and up to 20km from home if crossing the county boundaries
  • Up to two households can meet outdoors for recreational and social purposes, but not in private gardens
  • Schools will return in full for all students
  • Construction can recommence for residential areas along with childcare and early learning projects
  • The blanket moratorium for residential evictions will expire

From Monday April 19:

  • GAA training can recommence, but not for under 20s or minor competitions
  • All elite sporting approved by Sport Ireland can continue

From Monday April 26:

  • Return of outdoor sporting events, which includes golf, pitches, tennis clubs etc. Indoor facilities such as showers and changing rooms must remain closed
  • Underage outdoor training, excluding matches, can recommence but only for non-contact sports and in pods of 15
  • Outdoor attractions, such as Fota Wildlife Park can reopen to the public

From Tuesday May 4:

  • Full reopening of construction sites
  • Phased reopening of all non-essential retail, starting with outdoor retail and click & collect services
  • Galleries, museums and libraries can reopen

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