June 6, 2020 / 12:28 PM / a month ago

Factbox: Ireland's phased plan to ease coronavirus lockdown

(Reuters) - Ireland has announced a revised schedule for gradually re-opening the economy over the coming months, speeding the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

FILE PHOTO: A Deliveroo worker is seen in Dublin City Centre, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dublin, Ireland, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo

These are the measures planned in each of the remaining phases of the plan, which will be reviewed if there is a spike in the number of infections, hospital admissions or deaths.

Phase 2: From June 8

- Allow for people to travel within their own county, or up to 20 km from their homes, whichever is greater

- A maximum of six people will be able to meet with each other indoors

- All retail outlets can open (shopping centers to open June 15)

- Public libraries and outdoor facilities and amenities for children can open

Phase 3: From June 29

- All domestic travel restrictions lifted

- Cafes and restaurants can open with social distancing and strict cleaning in operation. Bars can operate as restaurants where possible

- Places of worship, museums and galleries can reopen

- Hotels, hostels and caravan parks can reopen

Phase 4: From July 20

- Theaters, cinemas, nightclubs can open where social distancing measures can function

- Some sports team leagues can resume with limitations on numbers of spectators

- Hairdressers and barbers can reopen

- Opening of crèches, childminders and pre-schools for children of non-essential workers

International Travel:

- The government is due to review a 14-day quarantine for arrivals from abroad on June 18

- Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he hopes non-essential international travel can resume some time later in the summer

Compiled by Conor Humphries; Editing by Mike Harrison

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