Level 5 restrictions imposed in Ireland

The highest covid-19 restrictions have been annouced in Ireland bringing the country to a full lockdown again for another 6 weeks as number of covid-19 patients increases on daily basis. The government said that they have no other solution to this and have to follow NPHET recommendations to protect lives of the Irish people. The Taoiseach emphasised that even though there is a antivirus it will take up to 3months to get it kicked it and as such this idea of closing and opening will continue until the situation is balanced.

The full rules Level 5 Lockdown is as follows

  • People are asked to stay at home.
  • People should work from home unless providing an essential service for which their physical presence is required
  • People can exercise within a radius of 5km of their home, with penalties for those breaching the limit for non-essential reasons
  • Non-contact training can continue for school aged children, outdoors in pods of 15.
  • No visits to other people’s homes or gardens.
  • Support bubbles for people who are parenting alone or live alone with one other household
  • No social/family gatherings should take place, with the exemptions to this for weddings and funerals
  • Meeting with one other household in an outdoor setting which is not a home or garden is allowed
  • No organised indoor or outdoor events.
  • Essential retail and essential services will remain open
  • Professional, elite sports and inter-county Gaelic games, horse-racing and greyhound racing can continue behind closed doors.
  • Bars, cafes, restaurants and wet pubs may provide take-away and delivery services only. Wet pubs in Dublin remain closed.
  • Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs may remain open, but only to support provision of essential services.
  • Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions will remain closed.
  • Libraries will be available for online services only.
  • Outdoor playgrounds, play areas and parks will remain open with protective measures.
  • Visits to Long Term Residential Care facilities are suspended with the exception of visits required for critical and compassionate circumstances courtesy “independent.ie”

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