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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Phase Two

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# Leaving lockdown
Pubs, churches and cafes: Looking ahead to what to expect in Phase Three
As Ireland continues to re-open, the exact nature of Phase Three and Phase Four is being planned.
# Coronavirus
Many nursing homes taking 'cautious approach' to allowing visits despite green light from HSE
Many nursing homes, especially that have experienced Covid-19, are taking a more cautious approach.
# ease of restrictions
Poll: Will you go to a shopping centre this week?
Shopping centres across the country are set to re-open their doors from today.
# Penneys Lane
'It's good to see town busy': Penneys re-opening sees long queues and excited shoppers
In Dublin and across the country, hundreds queued to enter Penneys.
# through the phases
50% drop in trade for businesses that re-opened under Phase One, survey finds
The Chambers Ireland survey said the worst-hit industries included tourism, hospitality, retail, entertainment and education.
# lifting restrictions
'We mean what they've done in New Zealand': Irish scientists tell government of need to 'crush' the virus now
An open letter from a number of leading scientists and academics urged the government to prioritise crushing the virus.
# Phase Two
'I think we can do better': Dr Holohan urges more people to wear face masks in public
The chief medical officer said he’d been shopping at the weekend and was struck by the number of people not wearing one.
# let it slide
Dublin City Council to re-open playgrounds tomorrow in reversal of initial plans for Phase Two
The council initially said last week that it would not open its playgrounds as part of Phase Two.
# Phase Two
What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today
From queuing to face masks, the shopping experience looked very different today.
# Day One
No return to rush-hour as Dublin's streets remain quiet on the first morning of Phase Two
Buses and train stations remained largely quiet this morning.
# Phase Two
Harris urges public to keep number of close contacts 'small' as Ireland enters Phase Two
Harris was speaking as Ireland enters ‘Phase Two Plus’ of easing Covid-19 restrictions.
# Phase Two
Poll: Will you start moving further from home now that travel restrictions have been eased?
From today, people can travel within their county or 20km from their home, whichever is greater.
# phase two plus
The next phase: Here's what's allowed from today as Phase Two of the 'accelerated' roadmap kicks in
There are now four phases of easing Covid-19 restrictions, rather than five.
# Coronavirus
Phase Two: Everything you need to know about using public transport from tomorrow
Phase Two begins tomorrow, but people are still advised to only use public transport when necessary.
# Phase Two
Poll: Do you think the accelerated plan to re-open Ireland is going at the right pace?
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced a “Phase Two Plus” of how Ireland would re-open on Friday.
# Retailers
Simon Harris says 'there's no need to camp outside Penneys' as major retailers outline re-opening plans
Under the government’s accelerated roadmap, retailers are permitted to re-open from Monday.
# Phase Two
Dublin City Council says it can't re-open playgrounds as they're not supervised
DCC Deputy Chief Executive Brendan Kenny said he didn’t think any local authority in the country had supervised playgrounds.
# Phase Two
Buses and Dart services to operate pre-Covid 'Monday to Friday' schedule from next week
But social distancing requirements will still mean capacity on services will be just over 20% of pre-Covid levels.
# Phase Two
Visits to nursing homes return on 15 June - but with stringent checks for visitors
The lifting of the ban on nursing home visits was announced today.
# Swings and roundabouts
Dublin City Council says playgrounds will stay closed despite government announcement
The government announced that children can return to playgrounds as the country embarks on Phase Two.
# Go Easy
Everything you need to know about coronavirus restrictions from 8 June
All retail shops to reopen, groups of six allowed to meet, and travel within your own county – some of the measures kicking in from Monday.
# Marriage
No wedding bells for the time being as guidance on marriage ceremonies earmarked for later phases
Advice on weddings will be considered by health officials later.
# Phase Two
Funerals of up to 25 attendees permitted from Monday as church services set to resume from 29 June
The provision for funerals and religious services was announced by the Taoiseach today.
# main points
'Phase Two Plus' to go ahead on Monday, pandemic payments to continue until August: Today's Covid-19 main points
Here are the main coronavirus stories you need to know today.
# Open for Business
Most shops to reopen from Monday — shopping centres to reopen from 15 June
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that some business restrictions will be lifted from Monday.
# phase two plus
An 'accelerated' roadmap: Here's how Ireland now plans to reopen by 20 July
There will be four phases of easing Covid-19 restrictions, rather than five.
# Phase Two
Safety expert: 'Some businesses are using return-to-work plans as a fig leaf - they're not sure what it's meant to do'
Workplaces are grappling with the pandemic-related safety requirements ahead of reopening.
Proposals made to NPHET on bringing forward the easing of some restrictions, says Taoiseach
Government has proposed bringing things forward from Phase 3 to Phase 2.
# Department of Health
Coronavirus: Three deaths and 47 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.
# Phase Two
Poll: Will being able to travel 20km significantly impact your life under Covid-19?
The next phase of restrictions lifting in Ireland is due to begin next week.
# Department of Health
Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 10 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.
# relationship building
'We need to be grown up about it': Leo says Irish-British relations are strained
The Taoiseach said there will be a fresh push to get the Northern Ireland Executive up and running in the new year.
# Brexit
EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Britain’s phase one commitments must follow through to phase two.
# Phase Two
'I suppose it's a bit of a fresh start' - Gilroy relishing chance to resume Ireland career
The wing hasn’t lined out for the national team since a 6 Nations defeat to Italy in 2013.
# Qualifiers
Davy and Daly set to go head to head in hurling showdown
The beaten semi-finalists of this year’s provincial senior hurling championships have discovered the identity of their qualifier opponents.
# Qualifiers
All-Ireland hurling phase two draw details announced
The pairings for the phase two of the qualifiers will be revealed on Morning Ireland on Monday.