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Dublin Facing Restrictions As Covid Roadmap To Be Unveiled

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:39 15 Sep 2020


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Drink-only pubs in Dublin will not reopen next week as planned as part of new restrictions set to be announced today.

The government's roadmap for living alongside Covid-19 will be published this morning.

It will contain a system whereby different counties will have different restrictions based on the prevalence of the virus locally.

It will have five levels, with level one being the lightest and level five being the most restrictive and close to the full lockdown we had in March.

Most counties will be put on level two for the moment, with Dublin likely to be level three with greater restrictions on home visits after a spike in cases.

The changes will come into effect from midnight tonight.

Criteria

The plan will outline the criteria for a county moving up a level which will be based on cases per 100,000, along with other factors like the rate of community transmission, hospitalisation, ICU numbers and even the time of year.

The aim is to keep schools, creches and businesses open in as many of the scenarios as possible, with the government hoping these rules will allow people to have a life while also saving lives.

Events

Weddings and funerals will be treated as special cases distinct from other organised gatherings while there is also sections on transport and the elderly or medically vulnerable who have been asked to cocoon.

It's expected crowds of up to 200 people will be allowed to attend sporting events and there will be changes to the international travel rules.

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