Since May, The Irish Government have started to lift some restrictions to slowly reopen our community.
Some people who weren’t allowed out before have been allowed out to exercise.
And some shops that were closed have reopened with social distancing in place.
COVID-19 Lifting Restrictions PHASE 2
Any changes made will be small and will be made slowly, so we can start to return to normal while still protecting ourselves from COVID-19.
I should still stay at home as much as I can. I can go outside to shop for things that I need.
I might be able to visit a few different shops to buy things I could not before.
Stay at home. Keep the window open if you can.
I am now allowed to meet other people in small groups outside of my home. I can travel up to 20km from my house.
When I meet with people I do not live with, I must stay 2 metres apart from them.
When we visit retail stores, we must queue outside 2 metres apart to help protect ourselves and others.
I am now allowed to visit a friend’s/family’s house. Four people are allowed meet up inside a house for 2 hours.
My school/college will still be closed. It is not safe for me to return to school/college yet. It will be safe to return soon.
When I go outside, I may see people wearing a mask on their face. Masks are used to protect others from the coronavirus. If I wear one, I should still do other important things to help stop the spread of the virus.
When I am outside or in my home, I must remember to continue practising good hygiene. This includes washing my hands and covering my mouth when I sneeze and cough. This protects myself and others.
The Irish government says we have all done a great job at keeping each other safe, and that is why we can now slowly start to do some of these things. I am doing really well at keeping myself and others around me safe and healthy.