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The list of things you will be able to do starting next week when the key lock end date arrives

The country is only days away from the easing of the first major restrictions on Covid-19.

Taoiseach Micheal Martin last week outlined the country’s plans to ease the lockdown over the next few weeks and over the summer in an address to the nation.

The first restrictions were lifted on Tuesday, as all construction workers returned to full work for the first time in months.

And in just a week, on May 10, the Irish people will once again be able to enjoy a series of freedoms that we have not had for many months.

Here’s a look at what you can do from May 10:

Have a haircut

One of the most significant changes to easing the lockdown will see the return of personal services such as hairstylists, barbers and salons.

Countless people across the country will finally be allowed to have their locks cut. They are kindly requested to do this by appointment to start, so book!

A closed hair salon in central Dublin

Click and collect your purchases

May 10 will also see the return of Click and Collect purchasing services. Sadly, people will have to wait until May 17 to shop in person once again as the return of non-essential retail is on hold for another week.

Traveling to another county

Gardai operates a Covid checkpoint on the M4 Westbound in Maynooth.
Gardai operates a Covid checkpoint on the M4 Westbound in Maynooth.

People will once again be allowed to leave their counties, with the ban on travel between countries eventually being lifted.

Garden tours

This will be a huge relief for many who have not been able to socialize properly over the past few months. Garden visits will again be permitted for a maximum of 3 households or 6 people from any number of households.

Meeting with a group in the open air

A maximum of 15 people will now be able to meet outdoors and with the summer months ahead, this will be a huge boost for many people.

People enjoy the sunny springtime in Phoenix Park, Dublin
People enjoy the sunny springtime in Phoenix Park, Dublin

Have a bigger marriage

Countless couples have made many sacrifices throughout the pandemic, especially those who have had to put their marriage plans on hold.

Previously, only six people were allowed to attend a wedding service, which made it very difficult for couples to celebrate properly.

However, this should soon be extended to a maximum of 50 service guests. Unfortunately, a maximum of 6 guests at the indoor reception or 15 outdoors will only be allowed at this time.

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Visit a gallery or museum

Attractions are slowly reopening across the country, giving people something to look forward to after months at home.

The reopening of Dublin Zoo has already been a huge success and people will now be able to visit galleries, museums, libraries and other cultural attractions from May 10.

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