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# social-distancing - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Safety first, selection boxes second: What will Christmas week look like in Irish supermarkets this year?

Tesco Ireland’s chief operating officer has urged shoppers not to panic.

# social-distancing - Friday 9 October, 2020

Dublin businesses urge people to start Christmas shopping early to avoid large queues in December

DublinTown said 2020 has been “an extremely difficult year” for businesses.

# social-distancing - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Some schools ‘failing to implement Covid-19 social distancing’

The head of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland said members ‘will not accept any departure from public health guidance’.

# social-distancing - Monday 31 August, 2020

Acting CMO: 'I'm not sure a situation like Killarney would be avoided by opening pubs'

This morning Independent TD Michael Health-Rae said people would get alcohol “in a measured and sensible way” if pubs re-opened.

# social-distancing - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Social distancing rules for Covid-19 are based on outdated science, researchers argue

That’s according to research published in medical journal the BMJ.

# social-distancing - Thursday 13 August, 2020

First Dates producers to ban hugging and kissing for upcoming RTÉ series

The new measure aims to allow participants to abide by social distancing rules.

# social-distancing - Saturday 1 August, 2020

'Do not organise or attend house parties': Dr Ronan Glynn issues warning amid 'concerning trend'

Glynn has also asked workplaces to review their procedures and protocols.

# social-distancing - Friday 17 July, 2020

GAA President makes direct appeal to Taoiseach to allow more supporters attend matches

John Horan has said the size of GAA stadia means larger numbers socially distancing is possible.

# social-distancing - Sunday 12 July, 2020

PSG thrash Ligue 2 club in front of 5,000 fans

The French government relaxed health protocols before the weekend to allow for a total attendance of 5,000, including players, journalists and staff.

# social-distancing - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'Radio Boyne' and an Ulster Fry: How the Orange Order is celebrating a socially distanced 12 July

The Orange Order has cancelled parades this year because of Covid-19.

# social-distancing - Sunday 28 June, 2020

All-Ireland final referee Gough opts out for 2020 due to social distancing concerns

‘As long as there is social distancing still in place,’ the Meathman is unavailable.

'The idea is to just to try and keep the head above water': The Dublin tourist businesses still in suspended animation

Tour operators are facing down the barrel of a lost summer.

# social-distancing - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

It is not envisaged that significant PPE will need to be worn when schools reopen, says minister

Guidelines for schools are currently being drafted.

# social-distancing - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

England replaces two-metre social distancing rule with 'one-metre plus'

Pubs will also re-open in England from the start of July.

# social-distancing - Monday 22 June, 2020

Boris Johnson to discuss easing lockdown and two-metre rule with scientists

Johnson will tomorrow outline the plans to parliament for pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers to reopen in England.

# social-distancing - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Two-metre social distancing rule could be reduced to one metre for pubs and restaurants opening this month

Restaurants and pubs which serve food are due to repen at the end of June.

# social-distancing - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Nationwide survey will ask people how they are coping as Covid-19 restrictions ease

It will also ask people about how well they feel the government is balancing the lifting of restrictions with that of economic and social wellbeing.

# social-distancing - Friday 12 June, 2020

'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.

# social-distancing - Thursday 11 June, 2020

UK mulls move to one-metre distancing as expert says earlier lockdown could've saved thousands of lives

Professor Neil Ferguson said that if the UK government imposed restrictions a week earlier, the death toll could’ve been halved.

# social-distancing - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Ibec urges government to change social distancing requirement to one metre

Business group representatives have met the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee today.

# social-distancing - Monday 8 June, 2020

From The42 'We probably could put 21,000 into Croke Park safely' - GAA plan for crowds with two-metre rule Covid-19

'We probably could put 21,000 into Croke Park safely' - GAA plan for crowds with two-metre rule

GAA President John Horan on how they could accommodate fans while social distancing exists.

# social-distancing - Friday 5 June, 2020

Groups of up to six people allowed to meet indoors or outdoors from Monday

Up to 15 people can also meet for outdoor sporting activities, including summer camps for children.

# social-distancing - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million

‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.

# social-distancing - Friday 29 May, 2020

Poll: Should churches and other places of worship be allowed to reopen now? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should churches and other places of worship be allowed to reopen now?

Government guidelines advise that places of worship should not reopen until 20 July.

2m v 1m: Why is the physical distancing advice different around the world and how should Ireland proceed?

The extent of physical distancing needed has become a major debate as Ireland looks to re-open.

# social-distancing - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Barbecues to be order of the day from Monday as UK eases lockdown restrictions

Groups of up to six people will be able to meet in private gardens, Boris Johnson said this evening.

Two-metre rule makes reopening schools in September difficult, minister says

The minister said he will publish a road map for the reopening of schools in two weeks.

# social-distancing - Monday 25 May, 2020

'It is not a rule, it is guidance': Tony Holohan says two-metre social distancing is not 'hard and fast law'

Concerns have been raised about the impact the measures will have on businesses as the country re-opens.

# social-distancing - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Taoiseach says two metre social distancing rule remains in place

Ministers will be briefed by chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan next week.

# social-distancing - Friday 22 May, 2020

Counter screens and hand sanitiser: Wetherspoons outlines plans for how it can re-open its Irish pubs

Whenever they re-open, pubs are certain to look very different to how they did before Covid-19.

# social-distancing - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Gardaí conduct patrols at Dun Laoghaire's 40 Foot and Sutton beach as good weather draws crowds

A number of people took advantage of the good weather and went to the beach.

# social-distancing - Monday 18 May, 2020

# social-distancing - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Coronavirus has forced some councils to take a new approach to local democracy

Some are sitting, some aren’t – how are councils in Dublin responding to Covid-19?

New Zealand PM turned away from cafe as social distancing limits capacity

Jacinda Ardern has won wide praise for her handling of the pandemic.

# social-distancing - Friday 15 May, 2020

Most Irish people don't expect a 'return to normality' until 2021

Seven in 10 people think we’ll have some form of social distancing in place until at least June 2021.

# social-distancing - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Shane Ross says driving and NCT tests not likely to return anytime soon

The Dáil was told that a backlog of approximately 20,000 was building up for driving tests.

# social-distancing - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Council told to 'cop on' over plans to reduce outdoor seating for pubs and restaurants

Dublin City Council says it is reviewing rules in relation to outdoor seating due to social distancing guidelines.

# social-distancing - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen Covid-19 This post contains videos

Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen

The HSA can order a business to shut down operations if it doesn’t comply with the measures.

# social-distancing - Friday 8 May, 2020

Social distancing: Frustration and 'genuine panic' as cafe owners consider the future

Dublin cafe owners are grappling with rent and reduced footfall.

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