Ireland is re-opening society on a phased basis as vaccinations accelerate.

  • Travel: You can travel within your county or 20km from your home. From May 10th, you can travel between counties in Ireland.
  • Retail: Non-essential retail is closed at present. Click and collect, in-store by appointment only, and outdoor retail can recommence from May 10th.
  • Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars): Take away food and delivery only.
  • Personal services (hairdressers, barbers, beauticians): Closed at present. Can reopen for customers with appointments only from May 10th.
  • Galleries, museums, libraries and other cultural attractions: Closed at present. Dublin Zoo has re-opened their Outdoor Safari Trail. Remaining attractions will reopen from May 10th.
  • Public transport: 25% capacity at present. Will run at 50% capacity from May 10th.

From May 17th:

  • Retail: All remaining retail can reopen.

From June 2nd (subject to the public health situation at the time):

  • Accommodation services (hotels, B&Bs, self-catering and hostels): Can reopen but services must be restricted to overnight guests and residents.

From June 10th (subject to the public health situation at the time):

  • Restaurants and bars: Outdoor services can resume with groups limited to 6 people.

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