Parks to open and sports facilities will reopen to members

Parks to open and sports facilities will reopen to members

THERE are a number of changes to restrictions that will take place from next week.

While the country remains at level 5 lockdown with Covid-19 restrictions, Ireland is being reopened on a phased basis over the coming months.

Government Buildings Dublin 1

Government Buildings

From April 26, Outdoor visitor attractions can reopen, such as Dublin Zoo, wildlife parks and heritage sites but amusement parks remain shut.

Monday, April 26, is also a key date for sport as outdoor sport facilities can reopen, including golf and tennis courts.

From this date, outdoor underage non-contact sports training can start again in pods of up to 15 players. This means no matches or events can take place with the exception of selected high performance and professional sporting activity.

From this date, funeral attendance is permitted to increase from 10 people to 25.

Indoor areas such as hospitality venues will remain closed and only open if takeaway services can be provided and capacity limits are in place.

According to the Government website, a further review of restrictions will take place on May 4 to consider the further easing of restrictions and the reopening of non-essential retail, personal services such as hairdressers, museums, galleries and libraries.

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