DublinTown ReOpening ‘Easing Like Sunday Morning’
Dublin City Gets Ready to Partially Reopen
Dublin City Council together with DublinTown, An Garda Síochána and the National Transport Authority join forces to launch informative reopening campaign ‘Easing Like Sunday Mornings’
With the latest phase of the government easing of restrictions now confirmed to take place on June 8th, Dublin City Centre is getting ready to partially reopen and welcome people back to the capital while observing key public health guidelines. Dublin city will be easing open… “like Sunday mornings”, with a new communications campaign to help guide visitors and workers on health and safety requirements and information around the city centre.
Many street facing retail operations in the city are expected to reopen with key public health protocols in place. Visitors can expect a new look to the city with vibrant blue signage, information notices on queueing etiquette, and spacing guidelines, all laid out as part of the campaign to help the public adjust to the new normal in town.
Key Stakeholders have joined forces in a spirit of partnership with a view to preparing a strategy that ensures public safety and a subsequent enjoyable experience while in the city. Dublin City Council (DCC), the National Transport Authority (NTA), An Garda Síochána and DublinTown have come together to ensure that health and safety and a positive experience is at the forefront as the city centre partially reopens. The public is advised to be conscious of social distancing measures, and to take note of key travel times in order to facilitate essential workers and their commute and are therefore encouraged to walk or cycle into the city centre where possible.
The public is reminded that longer opening hours are being encouraged across many businesses so visitors can spread out their travel time to ensure that public transport restrictions can be observed during commuting hours for essential workers and throughout the day. People travelling to the city should be mindful of limited public facilities such as bathrooms and toilets due to the non-availability of restaurants, pubs and hotels during this phase. However, Dublin City Council will be working with the partners to make such public facilities available at specified locations.
A recap on tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in the city centre:
- Plan out your journey in advance and think about what you are travelling in for/which shops etc.? A list of what is open can be found here.
- Be mindful that public transport is restricted to 20% capacity and that you are being asked to keep it free at peak times for essential workers
- Walk or Cycle where possible
- Practise social distancing and queueing etiquette at all times
- Continue to practise good hygiene at all times regarding coughing, hand washing etc.
- Respectfully engage with, and take direction from on-street and off-street frontline personnel, Shop Assistances, Gardaí, City Council Staff and Transport Providers