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Ireland's exit from lockdown: A roadmap that may need more detailed signage


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A Red Cross volunteer looks up as he and his teammate search for the flat of a woman with symptoms of Covid-19 as part of the Red Cross operations. (Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

A Red Cross volunteer looks up as he and his teammate search for the flat of a woman with symptoms of Covid-19 as part of the Red Cross operations. (Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

A Red Cross volunteer looks up as he and his teammate search for the flat of a woman with symptoms of Covid-19 as part of the Red Cross operations. (Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

The national roadmap out of the coronavirus lockdown will need a lot more detailed signposting and guidance if it is to ensure there is no clash with public health rules and that it's workable.

1. What is an unnecessary journey? From May 18, which is phase one of the exit plan, it is envisaged that golf courses, beaches and mountain walks will reopen. However, the advice currently is still to avoid unnecessary journeys and stay within 5km for exercise or shopping. There is no mention of extending this from May 18 so how essential will a game of golf be? And will the course have to be within 5km?


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