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Covid-19 rates are rising around Ireland. Here are the key guidelines we need to follow

Learn about Ireland’s five risk levels here.

What are rates of Covid-19 like in each county?

Dublin, Louth, Waterford, Leitrim and Wicklow have the five highest incidence rates per 100,000, and rates are rising in other counties too. You can see a full breakdown of new cases per county over the last 14 days here. For a searchable version or to sort the data, click the link underneath.


 To search or sort this data, click here. For an interactive map, click here.

How can we help stop the spread?

The National Framework for Living with Covid-19 sets out the measures that will be taken at each of five risk levels. The purpose of the Framework is to allow for national as well as localised management of the virus. 

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Here is a table showing what Level 2 and Level 3 means for social and family gatherings, weddings, indoor/outdoor events, sports events and more. You can see all five levels here.

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Higher levels will be used to deal with higher incidences of the disease. For example, at Level 1 of the framework, social gatherings at home can consist of up to ten people from a maximum of three households, while at Levels 4 and 5, no visitors are permitted. 

We must keep our people healthy, our businesses strong and our communities resilient. Immediate action is needed now to stop the progress of the virus. For more information, visit gov.ie/COVID19.

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Coronavirus Covid-19 National Programme

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