The government has announced facemasks will have to be worn outside on busy streets when the country exits level 5.
It will be a phased move to Level 3, with a number of exceptions for the Christmas period.
As part of the measures, people will be recommended to wear facemasks in crowded workplaces, places of worship and in busy or crowded outdoor spaces from December 1st.
From December 1st people will be asked to wear masks on busy streets, crowded workplaces and in places of worship
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) November 27, 2020
Here's what's happening from next week:
Tuesday, December 1st:
-Non-essential retail and personal services such as hairdressers and barbers may reopen along with golf courses
-Museums, galleries, and libraries to reopen
-Cinemas to reopen
-Public transport capacity is limited to 50%
-Places of worship to reopen for services with restrictive measures, subject to review in January
-Wet pubs to remain closed except for takeaway/delivery
-People should stay within their county apart from work, education and other essential purposes
Friday, December 4th
-Restaurants and pubs operating as restaurants (serving a substantial meal) may reopen for indoor dining with additional restrictions. This includes access for non-residents to restaurants in hotels.
From 18th December to 6th January:
-Households can mix with up to two other households
-Travel outside your county to be permitted