Last updated: 20th July

From Monday 29th June

  • You will be able to travel anywhere in Ireland.
  • Face coverings are recommended for public transport, retail outlets, and other places where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.

The following can open:

  • Adult Education facilities
  • Creches, childcare facilities and pre-schools
  • Summer Camps
  • Youth Clubs
  • Indoor and outdoor amenities for children
  • wellbeing services – for example, chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology and homoeopathy
  • hairdressers, barbers, nail and brow salons, beauty salons, spas, make-up application services, tanning, tattooing and piercing services
  • driving schools
  • all remaining retail (for example, bookmakers), services and commercial activities

Driving tests, as well as volunteer and other driving services, may recommence.

Compliance with work protocols and health guidance will be monitored by State agencies.

Face Coverings

Wearing a cloth face covering is also recommended in situations where it is difficult to practise social distancing, for example in shops. Wearing of cloth face coverings may help prevent people who do not know they have the virus from spreading it to others. For more visit


Face coverings are now required on public transport.
The HSE advises the following on mask wearing:

  • Clean your hands properly before you put it on
  • Practice using it so you are comfortable putting it on and taking it off
  • Make sure it is made from a fabric you are comfortable wearing
  • Cover your mouth and nose with it and make sure there are no gaps between your cloth face covering
  • Tie it securely
  • Carry unused face coverings in a sealable clean waterproof bag – for example, a ziplock bag
  • Carry a second similar bag to put used face coverings in


  • Do not touch a face covering while wearing it – if you do, clean your hands properly
  • Do not use a wet or soiled face covering
  • Do not share face coverings
  • Do not lower your face coverings to speak, eat and smoke or vape – if you need to uncover your nose or mouth take the face covering off and put it in the bag for used face coverings
  • Do not discard face coverings in public places

COVID Tracker App

COVID Tracker app now available from Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store.

Indoor Gatherings

Indoor gatherings of up to 50 people when conducted in line with public health advice are permissible.

Outdoor gatherings

Outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people when conducted in line with public health advice are permissible.

Businesses that can reopen

The following may reopen:

  • cafés and restaurants providing on-premises food and beverages
  • pubs and hotel bars operating as restaurants
  • hotels, hostels, caravan parks and holiday parks


Specific recommendations apply to singing, choirs and playing musical instruments in groups.

Note: All of the above are subject to Phases 3 and 4 restrictions on numbers for public gatherings and other important public health advice.

Cultural and religious

The following may reopen:

  • museums, galleries, theatres, concert halls and other cultural outlets
  • cinemas, music venues (excluding nightclubs and discos), leisure facilities, bingo halls, arcades, skating rinks, amusements parks
  • religious buildings and places of worship

Note: All of the above are subject to Phases 3 and 4 restrictions on numbers for public gatherings and other important public health advice.


Sporting activities may recommence, including:

  • team leagues for adults and children
  • close contact sports
  • organised sporting spectator events and fixtures

The following may reopen:

  • indoor gyms and exercise facilities
  • yoga, pilates and dance studios
  • sports clubs and public swimming pools

Note: All of the above are subject to Phases 3 and 4 restrictions on numbers for public gatherings and other important public health advice.

Transport and travel

Walk or cycle if possible.

Public transport

Face coverings on Public Transport

From 13 July 2020, members of the public shall not, without reasonable excuse, travel by public transport without wearing a face covering.

Reasonable excuse includes where a person:

  • cannot put one on, wear or remove a face covering because of any physical or mental illness, impairment or disability or without severe distress
  • needs to communicate with another person who has difficulties communicating
  • removes the face covering to provide emergency assistance or to provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person
  • removes the face covering to take medication

Non-compliance with regulations may result in fines of up to €2,500 or 6 months in prison.

The Regulations do not apply to children under the age of 13.

International travel

Tourist travel to offshore islands may resume.

Private transport

Tour, event and private bus use, and vehicle hire may recommence.

Advice for those over 70 years or medically vulnerable

If you are over 70 or medically vulnerable, please use your judgement to decide how best to apply the following health guidance:

  • stay home as much as you can
  • maintain social distancing with visitors/those whom you visit and use face coverings
  • use the times specially allotted for shopping
  • use face coverings when attending shops or busy public areas
  • For more information visit –

Walking Times For Coocooning Individuals (Monday-Friday)


11am – 1pm

Athboy Fair Green:

1pm – 3pm

Local Businesses

Most local businesses are now open for business.

Local Community Updates

Athboy HUB – Closed

Athboy Convent Community Centre – Open

St James Hall – Closed

Fr Murphys Athletic Club Return to Training Protocol

Athboy Parish new mass times

Trim and Athboy Union of Churches – services suspended until further notice.

Athboy Library remains closed

Athboy Celtic preparing to return to training

Clann na nGael have re-opened pitches for training

Useful websites and contacts


Citizens Information

Dept. of Social Protection

Meath County Council

Athboy – We’re in This Together Facebook


  • Emergency Services – 112 or 999
  • Athboy Doctors – 046 9430098
  • North East Doctor on Call – 1850 777 911
  • Garda Siochana – 046 9432201
  • Parochial House (Athboy)- 046 9432184
  • Meath County Council – 046 9097000
  • Meath County Council  – 1890445335
  • Cllr David Gilroy Athboy – 0874172136
  • St Vincent de Paul – 1800677777 or 0876941776
  • Athboy Post office – 046 9432138
  • Life Pharmacy (046) 943 2380
  • Martins Pharmacy – 046 9487629
  • HSE Live – 1850 241850/041 6850300
  • Athboy In This Together Team – 083 8610038 (David)