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# restrictions - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns

Heather Humphreys said this rise reflects the “economic impact” of moving to Level 5.

# restrictions - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Italy imposes new restrictions with closure of gyms, pools and cinemas

Cinemas, gyms and pools have been closed while bars, cafes and restaurants face an early curfew.

President signs Bill allowing graduated fines for breaches in Covid-19 restrictions

The amendment expands the penalties that can be applied to offences when Covid-19 restrictions are broken.

# restrictions - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Spain braces for national emergency to allow curfews

Spain has become the first country in the EU to register more than one million cases.

# restrictions - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

From The42 Underage training to continue as FAI confirms its guidelines for Level 5 Restrictions

Underage training to continue as FAI confirms its guidelines for Level 5

Games in the SSE Airtricity League and Women’s National League can also go ahead.

From The42 Golf clubs to close under Level 5 restrictions Covid-19

Golf clubs to close under Level 5 restrictions

The GUI and ILGU say they have sought clarity over whether driving ranges and practice facilities can remain open for exempted activities.

The Explainer: What led to Ireland moving to Level 5 restrictions?

We take a look at the facts and figures on this week’s podcast.

# restrictions - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Garda group raises concerns over 'practicality' of issuing on-the-spot fines for breaches of Covid-19 rules

It is understood fines of €1,000 will be issued to those who organise house parties during the Level 5 restrictions.

'Immoral': Mayor informed of £22 million for Greater Manchester during press conference

A Labour MP tweeted that they had been informed the £22 million would only go towards helping the test and trace system.

# restrictions - Monday 19 October, 2020

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.

Explainer: Here are the new Covid-19 restrictions coming into effect

Cabinet signed off on the measures earlier today.

Weddings with up to 25 attendees to be allowed under Level 5 restrictions

Cabinet signed off on new Covid-19 restrictions earlier today.

Cabinet agrees to impose nationwide Level 5 restrictions for six weeks

It follows advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) last week.

# restrictions - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Teachers call for clarity on position of schools ahead of new restrictions

Briefing ministers yesterday, the Health team said that “children were safer in schools”.

# restrictions - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Modified Level 4 restrictions possible with Cabinet to meet on Monday

Government leaders met today to discuss the recommendation to move to Level 5.

'No one is fighting for us': Gym owners insist they should be allowed stay open under Levels 4 and 5

The call comes from a group of independent gym owners.

# restrictions - Friday 16 October, 2020

Northern Ireland: Pubs and restaurants shut doors for four weeks as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in

From Monday, schools in the North will close for two weeks until 2 November.

What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions?

It has changed a bit since the last time NPHET recommended Level 5.

# restrictions - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Harris says tradespeople such as plumbers and electricians can work in your home despite new restrictions

From tonight until 10 November, a nationwide restriction on household visitors will be imposed.

# restrictions - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Traffic levels have fallen by 15% since introduction of Level 3 nationwide, gardaí say

Operation Fanacht has established 132 Garda checkpoints nationwide as public asked to rethink their journeys.

Explainer: What are the new Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland?

The majority of the restrictions will kick in on Friday and will be in place for four weeks.

# restrictions - Monday 12 October, 2020

Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland?

The new restrictions are expected to become law on Wednesday.

# restrictions - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Scottish MP who made train journeys with Covid-19 symptoms defiant as Sturgeon says she must resign

Margaret Ferrier has said she’ll keep fighting for her constituents despite the controversy.

# restrictions - Thursday 8 October, 2020

CMO and Health Minister discussed possibility of moving to Level 4 before Level 5 recommendation

Stephen Donnelly issued a statement in the Dáil this evening to clarify the timeline last weekend.

Explainer: What's the thinking behind banning pubs and restaurants in Scotland from serving alcohol indoors?

Pubs, restaurants and cafés in most of Scotland are to be barred from selling alcohol indoors for more than two weeks.

Gardaí have altered two checkpoints on major routes into Dublin as part of Operation Fanacht

Long tailbacks were reported yesterday as gardaí rolled out checkpoints across the country with every county now in Level 3.

# restrictions - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Pubs, cafés and restaurants in Scotland banned from selling alcohol indoors under new Covid restrictions

The new restrictions kick in for the Scots on Friday.

Coronavirus: The entire country is now in Level 3 - here's what that means

The new restrictions kicked in at midnight.

# restrictions - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Pubs closed early and travel restricted: How other European countries are currently dealing with Covid-19

Here’s how some other countries are getting on with coronavirus restrictions at the moment.

# restrictions - Monday 5 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Entire country to be placed under Level 3 restrictions from midnight on Tuesday

NPHET had recommended that the country enter Level 5 – the highest level of restrictions.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 518 new cases confirmed in Ireland, including 134 in Dublin

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

New Covid-19 restrictions take effect in Derry and Strabane

The new measures officially come into place today.

# restrictions - Friday 2 October, 2020

Government ‘accepts’ recommendations to clamp down on household visits

The National Public Health Emergency Team said people should continue to meet socially in other settings, but only with those from one other house.

# restrictions - Thursday 1 October, 2020

NPHET recommends further nationwide visitor restrictions as it notes concern over 'disease severity'

New Covid-19 cases were confirmed in every county today, with 442 new cases.

Derry and Strabane put under new Covid-19 restrictions

Northern Ireland’s north west region has one of the highest infection levels in the UK.

# restrictions - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Investigation underway to identify organisers of anti-Covid-19 restriction rally in Donegal

Donegal’s 14-day Covid-19 incidence rate is now the highest in the country.

# restrictions - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Alcohol-only pubs in Northern Ireland can reopen today for the first time since March

First Minister Arlene Foster said that Northern Ireland’s new restrictions was “a wake-up call” and not a second lockdown.

# restrictions - Monday 21 September, 2020

North introduces limits on household indoor gatherings to tackle Covid-19 spike

The new measures were announced this evening by the First and Deputy First Ministers.

# restrictions - Friday 18 September, 2020

Dubliners advised not to travel outside the county for either domestic trips or overseas journeys

Similar to the travel advice throughout the pandemic – it is not a criminal offence to travel beyond the county border or travel abroad.

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