PICTURES: Ireland enters phase three of COVID-19 re-opening


Jack Quann
Jack Quann

20.22 29 Jun 2020


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More and more businesses around the country have returned to trading, as Ireland entered phase three of the Government's roadmap for re-opening on Monday.

People can now travel anywhere in Ireland, with the 20km and county boundary rule rescinded.

All adult education facilities creches, childminding facilities and pre-schools can re-open - as well as  summer camps, youth clubs and all indoor and outdoor amenities for children.

phase three People get their hair done while wearing face masks as hairdressers and barbers open up after lockdown. Picture by: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Well-being services like massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology and homoeopathy can resume - as can hairdressers, barbers, nail and brow salons, beauty salons, spas, tanning, tattooing and piercing services.

Cafés and restaurants which serve food on the premises  - as well as pubs and hotel bars operating as restaurants - have also opened their doors.

phase three Buisnesses re-open up after lockdown for the first time in phase three. Picture by: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

As can museums, galleries, theatres, concert halls and other cultural outlets.

Cinemas and music venues can also resume, but this excludes nightclubs and discos.

Religious buildings and places of worship are also taking in people for the first time in months.

phase three People in a social distancing queue to get their hair done as hairdressers and barbers open up after lockdown. Picture by: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Driving schools can also re-open as can all remaining retail (for example, bookmakers), services and commercial activities.

However anyone who can work from home is advised to continue to do so wherever possible.

Indoor gatherings of up to 50 people can take place when conducted in line with public health advice.

phase three Fr Ciaran McDermot gives morning mass in the Pro Cathedral in Dublin for the first time in re-openning of churches in phase three. Picture by: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

While outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people can be held under the same public health conditions.

Indoor gyms, exercise facilities, sports clubs and public swimming pools can also open to the public.

phase three People attened morning mass in Dublin's Pro Cathedral for the first time as part of the re-openning of churches in phase three. Picture by: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

People are being urged to use public transport only for essential journeys, and to wear face coverings.

phase three Left to right: Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan at a post-Cabinet press briefing in Dublin Castle. Picture by Julien Behal Photography.

Under the latest changes, all non-essential overseas travel should still be avoided - while passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days.

Main image: People walk along Dublin's Grafton Street as businesses reopen up after lockdown for the first time in phase three. Picture by: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

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