Wednesday, September 16, 2020

By Muireann Duffy

New rules for the capital have come into effect as of midnight last night, following the announcement of the Government’s new Living with Covid-19 plan.

The guidance detailed a new framework for restrictions, with five levels to indicate the level of severity. Level one represents the lowest level of restrictions while level five would be a lockdown situation.

The Government came under scrutiny for deciding to place Dublin on level two with the remainder of the county, while imposing additional measures in the capital to curb the spread of the virus there.

The incidence rate of the virus in Dublin on September 14th was 95.1, while some areas of the county have even higher 14-day incidence rates per 100,000 people, including Dublin North West with 131.3.

For Dublin, the restrictions are as follows:

  • No more than 2 households should meet at a time
  • Socialising at indoor or outdoor public venues should be in groups of 6 or less and only with people from your own household or one other household
  • Pubs that do not serve food should remain closed
  • The number of people who can attend sports matches and events is capped at 100, irrespective of venue size
  • You should limit travel outside the region and only meet one other household when outside the county
  • Elsewhere in the country, existing measures remain in place until October 4th.

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