LEVEL 5 – commences from Midnight on Wed 21st Oct.

LEVEL 5 – commences from Midnight on Wed 21st Oct.
Highlights:
~ Schools and Childcare facilities will remain open
~Outdoor playgrounds and play areas will remain open with protective measures.
~Non-contact training for school-aged children can continue in outdoor pods of 15.
~Professional and elite sports, inter-county GAA games, horse racing and greyhound racing may continue behind closed doors.
~All non-essential businesses will close, including hairdressers.
~Pubs, restaurants and cafes will only be allowed to operate a takeaway or delivery service. Wet pubs in Dublin will remain closed.
~Hotels, guesthouses and Bed & Breakfasts can remain open, but only for guests who are providing an essential service.
~Essential retail outlets, such as supermarkets, fuel forecourts and pharmacies, can remain open https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/60ecc-essential-retail-outlets-for-level-4/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/essentialretail/
~People should work from home unless providing an essential service. ( details of essential services here –https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/60ecc-essential-retail-outlets-for-level-4/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/essentialretail/ )
~Construction sites and manufacturing facilities will remain open
~Enhanced financial supports for individuals and businesses, as well as measures focusing on mental health.
~The number of guests allowed to attend weddings is 25, and up to ten mourners can attend a funeral.
~Visits to long-term residential care facilities are suspended, except in compassionate circumstances.
~Religious services online only
~Exercise within five kilometres of their home – and you can meet up outdoors with one other household within this limit for an activity such as exercise.
~Penalties are being put in place for breaches of the five kilometre restriction except for essential purposes, e.g.: travelling to and from work, medical reasons, vital family reasons e.g. childcare provision or caring for an elderly relative, attending a wedding or funeral, visiting a grave, or farming purposes.
~No Social visits to homes and gardens.
~Facililty to pair with one other household in Social Support Bubbles ( https://www.rte.ie/…/1172534-extended-household-bubble…/ ) for people living alone, those with mental health challenges and parents with shared custody
~Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions will remain closed. Libraries will be available for online services only.
~Public transport will operate at 25% capacity – to allow those providing essential services to get to work. School transport will not be affected.
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