Ireland has extended its lockdown for another two weeks, when it will introduce a phased, five-stage exit over three months.

The country’s lockdown regime has been much stricter than the UK’s, but the roadmap offers a step-by-step map out of the lockdown for schools, shops and businesses.

Boris Johnson will set out his roadmap for how the UK may come out of the coronavirus lockdown later this week but no details have been released so far.

This is Ireland's five phase plan:

Phase 1 - May 18

Allow outdoor meetings between people from different households

Open up childcare for healthcare workers

Phased return of outdoor workers

Open retailers which are primarily outdoor or those which were open during first level of restriction (e.g. opticians)

Opening of certain outdoor public amenities

Phase 2 - June 8

Allow visits to households

Develop plans and supports to open up business with consideration for safety of staff and customers

Open small retail outlets and marts where social distancing can be observed

Open public libraries

Phase 3 - June 29

Allow small social gatherings

Opening of crèches, childminders and pre-schools for children of essential workers in phased manner

Return to work for those with low levels of interaction

Open non-essential retail outlets with street level entrance and exit

Open playgrounds

Phase 4 - July 20

Opening of crèches, childminders and pre-schools for children of all other workers on a gradually increasing basis

Return to work for those who cannot work from home

Gradual easing of restrictions for higher risk services (e.g. Hairdressers)

Opening of museums, galleries, places of worship

Phase 5 - August 10

Allow larger social gatherings

Return to work across all sectors

On a phased basis, commencing at the beginning of the academic year 2020/2021, opening of primary and secondary schools and 3rd level institutions

Further easing of restrictions on high risk retail services

Pubs and nightclubs to reopen where social distancing can be maintained