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Restrictions Eased But What Can I Do In May?

May marks one of the first steps into the reopening of the country and follows the reopening of construction last week. It comes from an announcement made by An Taoiseach last month.

You maybe asking yourself, what exactly can I do on May 10th and May 17th? Don’t worry! We have a list done out for you provided by the information on

From May 10th:

  • You can now travel between counties
  • 3 households or 6 people can meet in your garden
  • 15 people can meet outside
  • Click and collect and in-store appointments can recommence
  • Hairdressers, barbers and other personal services can reopen for appointments
  • 50 mourners can attend a funeral
  • 50 guests can attend weddings
  • Public transport will now operate at 50% capacity
  • If you are vaccinated, you can visit other households indoors.

From May 17th:

  • All the above remain in effect
  • All remaining retail can open

Just a friendly remember that:

  • Buses are operating at a 50% capacity rate at the point of writing this article
  • Face coverings are mandatory on all buses and in shops
  • Buses are for essential journeys only
  • Hand sanitizers are now available on all Go Ahead Ireland’s fleet and some of Dublin Bus’ fleet

The measures that are to be implemented have come at the behest of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) who have expressed concern at rising case numbers in recent weeks and have subsequently offered recommendations to the Government for implementation.

If you are struggling, do be aware that there are support lines available. We have compiled a list here.


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