Sean Defoe
Sean Defoe

06.28 28 Apr 2021


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Significant parts of the hospitality sector could reopen in June under plans being considered by the Government today.

The Cabinet sub-committee on COVID will meet this evening to discuss reopening plans for the next few months.

The restrictions likely to ease in May have been well flagged: the return of non-essential retail, starting with click and collect; personal services like barbers, hairdressers and beauticians; and the full return of construction.

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Museums, galleries and libraries are also likely to open in May.

Religious services such as mass could resume as early as next week.

The Government is also examining a range of outdoor activities, including non-contact training for adults and allowing more households to meet up outdoors.

Plans for June will also be drawn up, with the expected return of domestic tourism through the opening of hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses.

At Fianna Fáil's parliamentary party meeting last night there was a push to ensure pubs and restaurants could open in some form, with no distinction between wet pubs and gastropubs.

It's expected inter-county travel may also be allowed to return in June.

Sources at the meeting said the Taoiseach was generally supportive, but non-committal on dates - saying they have to get the balance right on hospitality.

NPHET will meet this morning to consider the situation, before advising a team of senior ministers at the Cabinet COVID sub-committee this evening.

The full Cabinet will then sign off on the plan tomorrow.

Main image: Eamon Ryan (l), Micheál Martin (r) and Leo Varadkar (r). Photograph: Julien Behal Photography / RollingNews.ie

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