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Hair today: Tara Murphy with Louise Cantwell at Ultimate Hair & Beauty in Dublin. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hair today: Tara Murphy with Louise Cantwell at Ultimate Hair & Beauty in Dublin. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

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Hair today: Tara Murphy with Louise Cantwell at Ultimate Hair & Beauty in Dublin. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

They’re three little words that most people hate with a passion, but still, there’s no doubting that we need to get used to The New Normal.

With Phase Three now unlocking this week, many of us are taking tentative steps (or in some cases, running at top speed) towards hair salons, gyms, pubs and friends we’ve not seen in weeks.

The rules and guidelines are changing at warp speed, and the onus is still on everyone to stay safe and protect others. So what precautions can we take to reduce the risk of infection? Here’s some ideas to start: