Easing the COVID-19 restrictions on 29 June (Phase 3)
Ireland is entering Phase 3 of easing of the Covid-19 restrictions. These are the protocols and guidance that comes into effect from 29 June.
General Health Advice
From phase 3 of the roadmap you can travel anywhere in Ireland.
Face coverings are not mandatory but recommended in situations where it is difficult to maintain social distancing. In particular, consider wearing face coverings on public transport and while shopping.
Education and childcare
All adult education facilities will reopen as well as crèches and young children facilities.
Businesses to reopen
- Wellbeing services: massage therapy, acupuncture.
- Beauty and grooming services: hairdressers, barbers, beauty salons and related services.
- All other retail and commercial activities.
- Indoor gatherings of up to 50 people and outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people are now allowed.
- Pubs and bars operating as restaurants can reopen as long as they serve a substantial meal that costs at least €9.
- Businesses providing accommodation such as hotels and hostels.
Cultural and religious
- Cultural venues such as museums, galleries, concert halls
- Leisure venues such as skating rings, amusement parks
- Music venues with additional restrictions will reopen but nightclubs and discos will remain closed.
- Exercise facilities: gyms, swimming pools, sports clubs, dance studios
- Close contact sports including martial arts gyms
- Organised sporting spectator events and fixtures
Transport and travel
We are recommended to walk or cycle if possible.
Social distancing in still implemented on public transport and capacity is limited, especially during peak times.
Non-essential travel overseas is discouraged. Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas destinations will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and supply information about where they are going to self-isolate.
Advice for people over 70 and people with underlying medical conditions
The Government advises to use common sense in applying the following measures:
- stay home as much as possible
- maintain social distancing
- use face coverings during visits, in crowded spaces and on public transport
- use times allocated for shopping