The priority is to keep schools and early learning and childcare services open and minimise disruption in the work force. This means that a number of services will be moved online and some businesses will be closed (for example: museums and other indoor cultural venues). Additional restrictions will apply to restaurants and pubs.
In order to keep people safe, you will be asked to reduce the number of people you meet to a minimum and stay in your own county.
Social and family gatherings
In your home or garden
No visitors to home or garden, with the exception of visits for essential purposes (for example: family reasons such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people, and in particular those who live alone).
Other settings outside your home or garden
In outdoor settings away from your home or garden, up to 6 people from a maximum of 2 households can meet while maintaining strict physical distancing – including for outdoor exercise and dining.
Weddings may proceed, but with a limit of 25 guests for ceremony and reception (irrespective of venue). It will not be possible to attend a wedding in another county.
Couples resident in a particular county, but with existing plans to get married, can travel to get married outside that county.
Organised indoor gatherings
These are controlled environments with a named event organiser, owner or manager.
For example: business, training events, conferences, events in theatres and cinemas or other arts events (excluding sport).
No organised indoor gatherings should take place.
Organised outdoor gatherings
These are controlled environments with a named event organiser, owner or manager. For example: outdoor arts events, training events.
Gatherings of up to 15 people can take place.
Outdoors: Non contact training only in pods of up to 15 (exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship).
Indoors: Individual training only. No exercise or dance classes.
Matches and events
No matches or other sporting events should take place, with the exception of professional, elite and inter-county championship, which should all take place behind closed doors.
Horse-racing may continue behind closed doors.
Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools
Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools may remain open for individual use only, and with protective measures in place.
Services move online. Places of worship remain open for private prayer.
Up to 25 mourners can attend.
Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions
All venues closed.
Libraries will be available for e-services and call and collect.
Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars)
Restaurants and cafes (including bars or pubs serving food or wet pubs) may remain open for take-away and delivery and outdoor dining or service to an absolute maximum of 15 people.
Wet pubs in Dublin are to remain closed.
Nightclubs, discos and casinos
Nightclubs, discos and casinos will remain closed.
Hotels and accommodation
Hotels, guesthouses and B&B's may remain open, but with services limited to residents.
Retail and services (for example: hairdressers, beauticians, barbers)
All retail shops and shopping centres may remain open. All services such as hairdressers, beauticians, barbers and opticians may remain open with strict adherence to sectoral guidance on protective measures.