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Easing Of Restrictions To Go Ahead From Midnight


12:13 9 May 2021

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Businesses are preparing to re-open for the first time this year - as more Covid restrictions are eased at midnight tonight.


Hairdressers and barbers can welcome customers back - and shops can offer click and collect or in-store visits by appointment.


Dylan Bradshaw owns a hair salon in Dublin - and says it's been a busy few days preparing to reopen:

"Once the announcement [was made] we had 850 emails straight away, and that's besides the 2000 that are in a queuing system for appointments."


Sarah Kenny from Kenny's Bookstore in Galway says customers can't wait to come back:

"We've had people coming to the door nearly on a daily basis over the past few months, knocking and seeing if they could come in... we've heard it so much from customers all the way through all of the lockdowns how much they miss being in their bookshops."


Inter-county travel is also allowed from tomorrow, and 3 households can meet outdoors in groups of up to 6 including in someone's garden - while up to 50 people can attend weddings and funerals.



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