Here are the restrictions being eased today as Ireland continues reopening 1 month ago

Here are the restrictions being eased today as Ireland continues reopening

A big change from today.

Monday, 17 May marks the next day of the easing of the public health restrictions as announced by Taoiseach Micheál Martin last month.


In what will be a welcome step for both business owners and the public, 17 May will see all remaining non-essential retail open their doors for business.

Some businesses had begun click and collect services as well as appointment services last week, but from today, can fully reopen with social distancing measures in place.

Masks must be worn in shops and shopping centres even if you have been fully vaccinated, and the public are advised that if you do go shopping to wear appropriate clothing in case you are required to queue.

The public are also urged to shop at off-peak times if possible and stay two metres away from other people if possible.

The next easing of restrictions will come on 2 June when accommodation services such as hotels, B&Bs, self-catering and hostels, are allowed reopen. However, these services will be restricted to overnight guests and residents.

From 7 June, there will be further changes which will see you allowed to have visitors from one other household inside your home.

Outdoor services at bars and restaurants can resume in groups of six people and the maximum number of guests at a wedding reception will increase to 25.


Gyms and leisure centres can reopen for individual training only and outdoor sports games can resume with no spectators.