Ireland is moving to Level 3

Dublin and Donegal are currently at level 3 in the Plan for living with COVID-19. The plan is a framework for managing COVID-19 in Ireland over the next 6 months and sets out 5 levels that correspond to the severity of COVID-19 in a location. Different levels can be in place in different locations in the country.

The Government has announced that the whole country will move to level 3 from midnight 6 October 2020. There will be enhanced measures to make sure people comply with the guidelines.

At level 3, you can have a maximum of 6 visitors to your home from 1 other household only. This may be reduced further in line with public health advice for your area. You should not meet socially in other settings – except for weddings and funerals.

In addition:

  • You should continue to work from home unless it is absolutely necessary to attend in person.
  • You should not travel outside your county.
  • Schools, creches and outdoor play areas are open with restrictive measures in place.
  • People over 70 and people who are medically vulnerable should avoid public transport, shop during designated hours and limit their interactions to a small number of people. Read more about cocooning.
  • Visits to nursing and care homes are suspended except in critical and compassionate circumstances.
  • Public transport can operate with capacity restricted to 50%.

Read more about level 3.