Current COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place up to May 18 with two exceptions

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CURRENT restrictions in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been extended to May 18 with some changes to the restrictions.

There will be two exceptions to the current restrictions which will take place from Tuesday, May 5, speaking today, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the 2km limit that is currently in place for exercise will be extended to a 5km radius.

The second exception will see over 70s who are currently cocooning will be allowed to leave their homes for a walk or drive within 5km so long as they do not have contact with others.

After the extended restriction period to May 18, An Taoiseach announced a plan will be in place for the country to begin to “reopen” in five stages.

From May 18, outdoor workers including builders and gardeners will be permitted to return to work, and from the same date some outdoor sporting activities in small groups will be able to resume.

Schools and colleges are expected to reopen in September and October this year.

More to follow…