The Cabinet met on Friday to sign off on a new roadmap which will see the majority of businesses reopen on June 29th.
What does this mean for Adare?
All restrictions for travelling within Ireland will be lifted. Tour, event and private bus use, and vehicle hire, may recommence.
Our churches, restaurants, hotels, leisure facilities, our hairdressers, barbers, beauticians and galleries can reopen their doors. Our caravan parks can also reopen. Bars (with or without restaurant licences, as long as they serve food) can reopen with table service only and various other restrictions including the serving of a “substantial” meal.
It will be 20th July before pubs that do not serve food, and hotel bars, can reopen.
However, Brian Foley from the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland has warned that many will remain shut if the two metre social distancing advice remains. “This is because it would reduce capacity by up to 87% of standing customers and 65% of those seated in a typical bar layout. So it would simply not be viable for many pubs to run a business.”
Crèches, childminders and preschools will open for children of all workers who need childcare to return to work. Children will be grouped into pods, of between six and 12, to reduce the risk of transmitting coronavirus.
People can attend church services with physical distancing measures in place.
Good news for Adare Weddings
Weddings/large gatherings: People can gather in groups of 50 indoors and 100 outdoors until 20 July and thereafter, it increases to 100 indoors and 500 outdoors. However, social distancing must be implemented.