More details on Phase 1 of Reopening Ireland are given on this website here
There is now guidance on wearing FACE MASKS (Face Coverings) during Phase 1 of reopening Ireland from 18th May.
Masks, made by ladies in Ashbourne & Kinsale Road Centres were given to residents in all Cork City Centres. Face masks are mostly about you preventing the spread of the virus from you yourself to others when you may have it but have not yet started to feel the symptoms. You are therefore caring for others by wearing a mask.
Face Coverings are NOT MANDATORY but you are advised to wear them in areas outside the Centres where social distancing is not possible or is difficult to ensure - i.e. in shops, shopping centres etc. From a hygiene point of view and to prevent infecting yourself when wearing a mask, the Irish Government Guidance on Wearing a Face Covering here should be carefully adhered to. Please read it carefully and watch the video below.