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Ireland moves to Level 5: Here are the key points to note

It’s in our hands. Together we can get through this.

For 6 weeks, Ireland will be at Level 5 of the National Framework for living with Covid-19, the Highest Level of Risk.

Level 5 means that you should stay at home except for essential reasons (for example, essential work or education) or for exercise within 5km. Schools and childcare remain open.

To help cope with the challenge of Level 5, the moratorium on evictions will be reinstated. The Pandemic Unemployment payment and the Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme are also changing.

It’s in our hands. Together we can get through this.


  1. You may meet up outdoors with members of one other household but not at home.
  2. An extended household or support bubble will be allowed in certain cases including those at risk of social isolation.
  3. Non-contact training for school aged children can continue in outdoor pods of 15.
  4. Professional elite sports, intercounty matches, horse racing and greyhound racing may continue behind closed doors.

You can download the full 5-level framework at gov.ie/COVID19.

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