Shops that are mainly outdoor (for example: garden centres, hardware stores, farmers' markets) can reopen so long as social distancing measures can be put in place.
Education and childcare
Opening of schools and colleges
School and college buildings are open for access by teachers for organisation and distribution of remote learning.
People who work outdoors
A phased return of outdoor workers (for example: construction workers, gardeners, including people working on allotments) has commenced. Social distancing requirements continue to apply.
Remote working is to continue for all workers or businesses that can do so.
Sport and tourism
Outdoor spaces and tourism sites (for example: car parks, beaches, mountain walks) are open where people can move around freely and where social distancing can be maintained.
You can exercise - either on your own or in a group of no more than 4 people - where social distancing can be maintained and where there is no contact with other people.
It is now possible to participate in a range of sporting activities in groups of no more than 4 people within 5 kilometres of the households of those involved.
Social distancing should be maintained at all times.
The range of sports which can resume is as follows:
pitch and putt
equestrian sport (not in indoor arenas)
athletics (clubs in outdoor track setting)
open water swimming
Health and social care
There will be increased delivery of non-COVID-19 care and services alongside COVID-19 care to meet demand through:
implementing measures to ensure safe delivery of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care and services side by side
continuing to deliver care and services in new ways (for example: through telephone, online, virtual clinics) and new models of care to meet demand and to alleviate concerns of patients, service users and healthcare workers
the use of masks, personal protective equipment, testing and other measures that may emerge over time
continuing to support the mental health and wellbeing initiatives directed to meeting the diverse mental health and resilience needs of the public during these times
Report on Social Implications of COVID-19 in Ireland