Here are the restrictions being eased today as Ireland continues reopening 8 months ago

Here are the restrictions being eased today as Ireland continues reopening

Exciting times.

Covid-19 restrictions are due to ease further from Monday with the biggest relaxing of public health guidelines in months.


If you're thinking of heading out, here is a brief summary of the key changes and everything you can do from 10 May onwards.

Intercounty Travel

Intercounty travel for non-essential reasons is set to return on 10 May.

Mobile home and caravan sites are also permitted to reopen for the use of owners, however, no rentals or shared facilities are allowed.


The phased reopening of non-essential retail will also begin as stores can offer click-and-collect, or in-store shopping by appointment.

Outdoor retail can also resume.


Personal services

Hairdressers, barbers, and beauticians will also be allowed to make a long-awaited return.

Customers can book appointments for 10 May onwards, although no walk-ins will be allowed.

Cultural services and museums

Galleries, museums, and other cultural attractions will also be allowed to reopen.


Social visits

A maximum of three households can meet outdoors, including in private gardens. However, people from three households who are fully vaccinated can meet indoors with other fully vaccinated people.

Fully vaccinated people are also permitted to meet indoors with unvaccinated people from a single household, with a limit of three households in total for such visits.

Outdoor gatherings


Up to 15 people can attend organised gatherings outdoors including outdoor sports for adults.

Property viewings

Viewings of properties can resume from 10 May by appointment only via licensed Property Service Providers.

Religious services


In-person religious services can also resume, with a limit of 50 people. However, Communions and Confirmations won't be included.

Up to 50 mourners are allowed to attend funeral services and 50 guests are allowed to attend wedding services.


For celebrations or receptions after weddings and funerals, a maximum of six people will be allowed to attend indoors.

Up to 15 people will be allowed to attend if the events occur outdoors.

Public transport

The number of people allowed on public transport is set to increase from 25% to 50% of normal capacity.