New Government Plan Published With 5 Stages Of Restrictions

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It means the county has not yet moved to the significantly more restrictive "level three" of coronavirus response.

It comes as another person has died with the virus and there were 255 new cases.

Most counties will fall in level two, but Dublin's expected to be in level three.

For example for weddings can have 100 people in attendance under level one but just six people at levels four and five.

"For the next few weeks, we're asking people of Dublin city and county to take particular care".

"There has been very good compliance with the public health guidelines to date", Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said.

"However, as the acting CMO has said, in Dublin we are now entering a critical phase".

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


People in the capital are being asked to limit household visits to people from one other household.

The five levels in the plan set out what's allowed in nearly every sector of life over the next six months with one the loosest and five the tightest.

While the approach is now national, and the entire country is on Level 2, that could change depending on prevalence of the virus in local areas.

Level two - where every county in the country is at now.

In level one of the plan 500 people would be allowed at sporting ventures with capacity for 5,000.

There's work ongoing about allowing more people into larger stadiums like Croke Park and the Aviva.

The Government is also likely to adopt a traffic light system for foreign travel being developed by the EU.

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