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Ireland is at Level 5: Here are the new Covid-19 restrictions in place to save lives

It is vital that we all follow these latest measures.
Dec 30th 2020, 10:58 PM 63,480 0

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Covid-19 infection rates are at an all-time high and hospitalisations are increasing alarmingly. Additional measures are required to save lives and protect our health services.

From midnight on December 30th until January 31st, full level 5 restrictions will apply nationally. This means that we must stay at home except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes or for exercise within 5km of home. 

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Notes on the above measures

1. Weddings may proceed as planned up to January 2nd with max. 25 guests – thereafter max. 6 guests.

2. Sports matches and events should not take place, except for professional and elite participants, horse and greyhound racing and approved equestrian events behind closed doors.

 3. Non-essential retail, swimming pools, leisure centres and gyms will close from 6pm on December 31st.

4. Schools will open from January 11th.

5. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in retail outlets.

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Notes on international travel

Current restrictions on international travel are extended to include travel from South Africa and will remain in place until January 6th.

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For full details of Level 5 in January, please go to


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