Current restrictions will remain in place until 18 May 2020 at which point Ireland will begin to reopen. The plan assumes 5 stages spaced three weeks apart.
On 18 May the introduction of the plan will commence with the following easing to the restrictions:
- the allowed distance to leave home will be extended from 2km - 5km
- outdoor work and landscaping will be allowed to resume
- people under ‘cocooning’ protocol will be allowed to travel 5km away from home but are advised to avoid contact
Schools are expected to reopen in September.
More detailed information about the plan will be available in the coming days.