Government considering scrapping travel restrictions earlier than planned

The government is considering scrapping the Covid 19 travel restriction three weeks earlier than planned.

Other measures like the re-opening of museums and hairdressers could also be brought forward.

Phase two of the country re-opening is due to start on June 8th.

That’ll see more shops re-opening and larger numbers allowed at funerals.

The travel limit is also set to be extended from 5 kilometres to 20 kilometres from soneone’s home.

That’s due to stay in place into phase 3 on June 29th.

But the Sunday Independent reports the government is looking at scrapping that restriction at the end of phase 2.

Museums, galleries and hairdressers being allowed to open by the end of June is also under consideration.

The government’s said speeding up the roadmap can only happen if the pattern of coronavirus continues heading in the right direction.

The latest figures show a further 9 people with covid 19 have died, bringing the death toll to 1,651.

There are also 59 new new cases – with the total now standing at 24,929.

There was no increase in cases in Leitrim yesterday. It continues to have 83 cases.

Longford and Roscommon both saw an increase of just one, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases there are 281 and 321 respectively.