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Ireland moves to Level 3: Here are the new measures in place for December and Christmas

The changes come into place on Tuesday, with exceptions for the Christmas period.
Nov 27th 2020, 10:57 PM 32,886 0

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COVID-19 has disrupted our lives for more than eight months. The pandemic has taken a serious toll – on us personally, on our economy, and on our society. Public compliance with restrictive measures has pushed down infection rates. However, we must continue to protect those at risk.

Latest measures

Level 3 (with some variations) applies from Tuesday 1 December into January. There will be additional special measures for Christmas.


Here’s what will change from 1 December

Table 1

From 18 December to 6 January, these special arrangements apply for the Christmas period

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What to keep in mind as we make plans for December

Public health requires that social and family gatherings (indoor or outdoor) should not resume, except over the Christmas period. 

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For full details of Level 3 and special arrangements for Christmas, go to


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