Ireland is moving to level 3 from Tuesday 1 December

The Government has announced that Ireland will move to level 3 of the Plan for living with COVID-19, from Tuesday 1 December.

From 4 December, restrictions will be relaxed further with restaurants and gastropubs allowed to open for indoor dining. And, from 18 December, you will be allowed to have up to 2 other households to your home. People are also being asked to wear face coverings in crowded outdoor environments.

The Government has also published information about how to celebrate Christmas safely.

You can read a quick guide to Christmas changes on

ActivityFrom 1 DecemberFrom 4 DecemberFrom 18 December
Visitors to your homeNo visitors, apart from people in your support bubbleNo visitors, apart from people in your support bubble2 other households
Places of worship50 max50 max50 max
Museums, galleries and cinemasOpenOpenOpen
Pubs operating as restaurantsClosedOpenOpen
Wet pubsDelivery and takeawayDelivery and take-awayDelivery and takeaway
Travel outside your countyNoNoYes