Cabinet signs off on reopening plan for May and June

The Cabinet has agreed to the reopening plan for the country throughout May and June.

The Government has approved the plan that will allow people travel across the country from 10 May.

On the same day hairdressers will reopen, along with libraries, museums and galleries, and team sports training will also resume.

Up to 50 people will be allowed attend religious services including weddings, funerals and masses.

However, indoor wedding parties will remain capped at six guests and 15 for outdoor celebrations.

On 10 May also, three households can meet outdoors including in private gardens and a vaccinated household can meet an unvaccinated one indoors.

This is to allow grandparents in particular meet their extended families.

On 17 May all shops will be able to reopen and on 2 June hotels and guesthouses will be open again.

Outdoor hospitality including restaurants and all pubs will open on 7 June along with gyms and swimming pools.

While matches will resume on this date it will be later in the summer before even small numbers of fans are allowed attend.