Updated: Phase 3 of the easing of the Covid-19 restrictions - June 29

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Updated: Phase 3 of the easing of the Covid-19 restrictions - June 29

Updated: Phase 3 of the easing of the Covid-19 restrictions - June 29

These are the updated measures for the third phase of lifting the public health restrictions due to Covid-19 and will come into force on June 29. 

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Key points:

* Churches and places of worship, gyms, cinemas, leisure facilities, hairdressers and barber shops can reopen

* All sporting activities, including close contact sports, can recommence including team leagues for adults and children can resume with very limited numbers of spectators

* Mass gatherings will be limited to 50 people indoors and 200 people outdoors until July 20. This will rise to 100 people indoors and 500 people outdoors in Phase 4

* People should still work from home if they can.

* Members of the public are continuing to be advised to use a face covering (that is, a non-medical face covering) as an additional hygiene measure, when using busy public transport or when in enclosed indoor public areas such as retail outlets

Also read: County by county breakdown of deaths from coronavirus released by CSO

The government is also asking everyone to consider four things before making a decision about doing something and at all times to evaluate the risk. These four things are: Distance, Activity, Time and Environment.
 
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Distance: Always try to stay 2 metres apart from someone else if possible.
 
Activity: Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering on public transport or in a crowded indoor space
 
Time: The amount of time you spend with a person or group increases your risk
 
Environment: Always bear in mind that a closed, poorly ventilated indoor space is much riskier than being outdoors.

Taking personal responsibility means not entering a place if you see it is packed. It means leaving somewhere, even if you are having a good time, if you have been there for too long. It means exercising judgement and self-control for your own sake, but also for the collective good.

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