What is opening today as Ireland enters Phase 3?

Many of the remaining businesses closed due to Covid-19 are reopening today as part of Phase 3 of easing lockdown restrictions.

Capacity on public transport will be increased to 50% although people are reminded that face coverings are mandatory.

Masks are recommended in retail outlets, and anywhere it is difficult to maintain social distancing.

Opening their doors for the first time in months today are:


  • Restaurants and pubs serving food

  • Cafes

  • Hotels

  • Gyms

  • Creches and childcare

  • Hairdressers and barbers

  • Churches and other religious places of worship

  • Beauty and nail salons

  • Museums

  • Cinemas and theatres

Meanwhile, other coronavirus-related restrictions have been eased or lifted entirely: