Details of Covid-19 Restrictions Being Lifted On Monday

Dear Members and Residents,

The government have confirmed they will be proceeding with Phase 2 of the #Covid_19 roadmap.

Under Phase 2, from Monday June 8th, the following changes will come into effect:

You can travel within your own county, or up to 20km from your home, whichever is greater. These travel limits will be lifted from the end of June.

Groups of up to six people will be able to interact with each other indoors or outdoors, once they keep 2m apart. Groups of up to 15 will be able to meet for outdoor sporting activities.

For those who are over 70 or medically vulnerable, it will be possible to welcome a small number of visitors to your home, with physical distancing observed.

Shops will also provide dedicated hours dor those that are over 70 or in an at risk group.

All retail stores can reopen, but opening times will be staggered to relieve pressure on public transport.

You are encouraged to shop locally, shop safely and support businesses in your community.

Up to 25 people will be allowed to attend funerals of loved ones

Public libraries will commence reopening.

Hairdressers and barbers are expected to be open on 20th July.

Playgrounds can reopen from Monday, and outdoor camps for children can also be run, once there no more than 15 people involved.

Certain types of elite sports training will also be possible.

People will be able to return to work, including all those who work on their own or whose work can be done safely while staying 2m apart from others.

Working from home should remain the norm for those that can do so.

Shopping centres can re-open on June 15th provided only shops open and measures are taken to ensure people do not congregate at benches, fountains or food courts.

It is hoped that in three weeks’ time we will be able to move to a more advanced Phase 3, which would include the reopening of domestic tourism in our country, and bring forward the opening of hotels, restaurants, bars that also operate as restaurants, hostels, caravan parks, galleries and museums to the 29th of June. It is anticipated that places of worship will also be able to reopen from this point.

Social distancing measures will mean that capacity on public transport will remain very restricted, so people are encouraged to only use public transport for essential journeys, and wearing a face covering is recommended when doing so.

More details can be found at http://www.gov.ie

Kind regards,

Brennanstown Residents Association Committee

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