| 17°C Dublin

Close

Premium

Hairdressers, museums and other amenities could reopen three weeks ahead of schedule

Close

STEPPING UP: Gardai move along swimmers at the Blackrock diving tower in Salthill. Photo: Ray Ryan

STEPPING UP: Gardai move along swimmers at the Blackrock diving tower in Salthill. Photo: Ray Ryan

STEPPING UP: Gardai move along swimmers at the Blackrock diving tower in Salthill. Photo: Ray Ryan

The Government is considering accelerating the reopening of the country, including scrapping limits on how far people can travel from home three weeks early.

Museums, galleries, hairdressers and other amenities could also reopen by the end of June, while hotels could be allowed to operate with limited occupancies subject to the spread of Covid-19 remaining suppressed.

The 5km limit on travel is expected to be replaced by a new 20km limit from tomorrow week, but the Government is now considering if this could be allowed to expire from June 29 - three weeks earlier than envisaged.