Last updated: 29th June

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.

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

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


Athboy Community School

“Thanks to all staff, pupils and parents/guardians for your co-operation with the smooth closedown of the school at very short notice yesterday afternoon. As mentioned at yesterday’s assemblies, pupils should respect the request to remain socially isolated and not to congregate in large groups. The school and school office are now closed to pupils, parents/guardians and members of the public.

Staff will continue to liaise with pupils on our online platform Office 365. All pupils should monitor their school e-mail on a daily basis for instructions from teachers. These include details of work for CBAs which can be carried out over the next few weeks. Please contact if you have any difficulties in accessing your account. If possible, use a fellow student’s account for this purpose, or an alternative e-mail account for yourself on a once off basis (e.g. gmail).

We wish all members of the school community a safe time over the next few weeks. You should continue to monitor this School App for further details which will be kept to a minimum. I can be contacted at at all times if you have any urgent need to do so”

Local Business Updates

  • Open with 2 customers allowed in at a time

Bird’s Centra

  • From Monday 18th May Birds Centra Athboy will be back opening at 8am.
  • Athboy branch will remain open.

Brogan’s Butchers

  • Open and operating 2 customers at a time service.

Belle Mariee Bridal

  • Open

The Darnley Lodge Hotel

  • Open

Cafe Sabrosa 

  • Open from Wednesday 1st July
  • Open to over 70s for daily exercise.

Cheveu belle Hair salon

  • Open

Clancy’s Butchers 

  • 1 Customer is permitted to enter at a time.

Gift and Home Boutique 

  • Open in new location beside Cafe Sabrosa.

Hi-Class Cuts

  • Open

Martin’s Pharmacy

  • Closing for lunch between 1-2pm

Murtagh’s Life Pharmacy

  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open

Flood’s Bar

  • Opening July 20th

Alfie’s Bar

  • Opening July 20th

Local Community Updates

Athboy HUB – Closed

Athboy Convent Community Centre – Closed

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.

Meath County Council Playgrounds are closed

Information on re-opening of Public Libraries

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)