Covid-19: Evening Update

Here's a reminder of today's Covid headlines

The Taoiseach addressed the nation this evening regarding the easing of Covid-19 restrictions for June and July.

He reiterated that the plan was contingent on a successful roll-out of vaccines.

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He highlighted the importance of supporting publicans and announced a one-off grant scheme.

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Outdoor dining to resume from 7th June

Indoor dining allowed from 5th July in standalone restaurants.

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A detailed plan for the events industry will be announced next week.

From June 7th, up to 200 people can attend outdoor events in venues with a minimum capacity of 5,000 and 100 can attend other outdoor events. 

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International travel is to resume from the 19th July.

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From June 7th, the reopening of driver theory test services and an incremental reopening of Driver Test Centres will begin. 

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Cinemas to reopen on June 7th 

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There'll be a phased reopening of driver theory test centres from the 7th June

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50 guests will be allowed at weddings in July with 100 attendees from August 

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