Government announces easing of restrictions as of April 12th

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AS of today, The government has introduced an easing of restrictions that will unravel slowly over the coming weeks with major developments taking place on the 12th, 19th and 26th of April.

From today onwards:

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  • The 5km travel limit has been extended to travel within one’s county or 20km outside of the county for those living near a border. 
  • In school teaching is to return fully. 
  • Each household is permitted to meet with one other household in an outdoor area, this excludes private gardens. 
  • Residential construction is to return as well as childcare and early-learning projects.

As of April 19th, GAA training and matches are to return at an intercounty level, excluding under 20’s training and minor competitions. High performance athletes as approved by Sport Ireland will also be allowed to resume training.

Commencing April 26th outdoor sporting facilities will reopen as well as outdoor attractions such as zoos, heritage sites and open pet farms (this excludes amusement parks).

Underage training can resume in pods of 15 for non- contact sports and activities. Funeral attendance will increase to 25 people.