Dublin Facing Restrictions As Covid Roadmap To Be Unveiled

Henrietta Strickland
September 16, 2020

It has emerged that pubs that don't serve food won't be allowed to open in Dublin next week as concern remains around the rise of Covid-19 cases in the capital.

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Taoiseach Mr Martin last night denied that the Government is acting too slowly on introducing Nphet's recommendations for the capital.

"Socialising can continue at indoor or outdoor public venues, but only with people from their own household or one other household, and in groups of no more than six."

Government sources last night played down the chances of any imminent restrictions on non-essential travel into and out of Dublin as were imposed on those three counties last month.

"As a result, we will have a high visibility presence throughout Dublin".

The entire country has been placed into level two restrictions, though Dublin has some extra layers.

A new system - which comes into place from midnight - involves a five-level approach which will allow for different types of response in individual counties depending on the prevalence of the virus.

The national incidence rate of Covid-19 is now 46.8, with Dublin's rate nearly double that at 89.1 per 100,000.

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 Dubliners can - like the rest of the country - have a maximum of six visitors to their home, all other counties can have visitors from upwards of three households. Today, Government launched a 5-Level framework.

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

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