October 26, 2020
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COVID-19: Older people to be allowed time to exercise outdoors as Government eases restrictions – report

Older people are expected to be allowed time to exercise outdoors when the Government announces the first measures to ease Covid-19 restrictions on May 5.

Over-70s will still be asked to ‘cocoon’, but they will no longer be forced to stay in their homes 24 hours a day, according to a report in today’s Irish Independent.

It says the expected ban on non-essential travel will also be relaxed to allow people to travel more than 2km from their homes, although a new limit is likely to be set.

Plans are also being drafted to allow hardware stores and garden centres to re-open as long as social distancing measures are adhered to.

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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