Nationwide update of the press conference from October 5th. We have gathered all the information relevant to parents and children in Ireland. It has been decided that nationwide level 3 is to be implemented with additional restrictions in Dublin. Below you will find all the important questions answered regarding the new restrictions and their impact on schools, creches and childcare facilities.
Yes. Schools are to stay open with protective measures in place.
Yes. Creches and childcare facilities are staying open.
Shops, hairdressers, barbers and beauticians stay open as before with protective measures in place.
Stay in your county. Only essential travel such as work and medical appointments are permitted crossing counties.
Yes, under restrictions. There can be only 1 other household apart from your own at a playdate. You can invite up to 6 people from one household to your place.
Outdoor non-contact training up to 15 people is allowed. All indoor sports are canceled such as dance classes.
Yes under restrictions. Visitors are allowed from only 1 other household and a total amount of 6 people.
No. All matches and competitions are off, apart from professional sports.
Yes, they are open for individual training only. There are no group exercises allowed.
Yes, however, there is only outdoor seating available for up to 15 customers in Restaurants, Cafes & Pubs. Wet Pubs in Dublin remain closed.
Yes. Playground and parks are to stay open.
No. Museums are closed due the restrictions imposed.
The restrictions are going to be reviewed in three weeks from now.
Current confirmed COVID cases:
In the chart below you can find the national breakdown per county of COVID-19 cases. Based on the data released by the government on Friday 02/10/2020, Dublin has the greatest amount of confirmed cases with 17.720 out of 36.593. Next highest are County Kildare and County Cork with more than 2.000 cases each. To find more information, read the latest statistics released by NPHET.