Covid-19: Monday’s first phase reopening will see low numbers returning to work

Dublin Chambers predicts less than 10 per cent of city centre staff will be back to work

Construction workers on Dublin’s Georges Street on Wednesday. More people will be returning to work on Monday under phase one of the Government’s plan to reopen the country. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Construction workers on Dublin’s Georges Street on Wednesday. More people will be returning to work on Monday under phase one of the Government’s plan to reopen the country. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There will be no dramatic reopening scenes in Dublin or regional towns and cities when primarily outdoor workers are allowed to resume their jobs on Monday.

May 18th, which marks the first of the five phase reopening of the economy will see just the beginning of a staged return of outdoor workers, including construction workers and gardeners. Social distancing requirements continue to apply.

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