New Public Health Measures effective now to prevent further spread of COVID-19

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New Public Health Measures effective now to prevent further spread of COVID-19

Until the 12 April, everyone is urged to stay in their home wherever possible. Staying at home is the best way to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to your friends, families and communities. Read more

Daily briefing on the government's response to COVID-19 - Saturday 28 March 2020

Delivered by Elizabeth Canavan, Assistant Secretary, Department of the Taoiseach. Read more

List of essential service providers under new public health guidelines

The government has decided that everyone should stay at home until 12 April 2020, except for the following situations:

  • to travel to and from work, or for purposes of work, only where the work is an essential health, social care or other essential service and cannot be done from home
  • to shop for essential food, beverage and household goods or collect a meal
  • to attend medical appointments and collect medicines and other health products
  • for vital family reasons, such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people
  • to take brief individual physical exercise within 2 kilometres of your home, which may include children from your household, as long as you adhere to strict 2 metre physical distancing
  • for farming purposes, that is food production or care of animals.

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