The government has published a five-phase roadmap to easing Ireland’s COVID-19 restrictions. This roadmap will only come into effect when the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) deems conditions are right for each phase. 

Phase 1 is intended to begin on Monday 18th May.  

It permits people to engage in outdoor sporting and fitness activities, either individually or in very small groups (maximum 4 people), where social distancing can be maintained and where there is no contact. Phase 1 also allows for a phased return of outdoor workers on a risk-based approach with social distancing requirements continuing to apply. We would urge members to be cautious in this phase and to be mindful that public health remains the most important element of the roadmap.

Below you will find the Guidance note regarding Phase 1 which only comes into place if government advise so. It is expected that government will make an announcement in this regard in the coming days.