Lockdown lifts from Monday 18th
Groups of four people living within a 5km radius of each other will be permitted to meet up outside once a day from Monday and adhere to social distancing guidelines..
After the Cabinet signs off on the Nphet (National Public Health Emergency Team) recommendation, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will this afternoon announce the first significant easing of lockdown restrictions since the country was shut down.
Hardware stores, garden centres, farmers’ markets, and other shops that are primarily outdoors are also due to reopen under the Government’s roadmap. Also reopening are homeware shops, opticians, garages, bicycle shops, and stores that sell office products, electrical goods, IT, and phones.