New measures to combat COVID-19 from midnight on 27 March 2020

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD has announced further measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.

From midnight on 27 March 2020, the following restrictions will be in place in Ireland:

  • Everyone to stay at home in all circumstances, except if you work in essential services (a list of these will be provided) ) for shopping, to get medicines, to care for relatives and brief exercise
  • All public and private gatherings of any number of people banned
  • All non-essential shops closed. 
  • All community centres closed. 
  • Shielding or cocooning introduced for all over-70s
  • All visits to offshore islands banned. 
  • No travel outside of 2 km of your own home for any reason (except those set out above)