OVERVIEW OF RESTRICTIONS
WORK – people must work from home unless for essential health, social care or other essential service that cannot be done from home.
DOMESTIC TRAVEL – people must stay at home except for travel for essential purposes, for work (when not possible to work from home) or for education. They are allowed to exercise within 5km of home.
Those away from their homes on 31 December will be permitted to return to their residences.
RETAIL AND PERSONAL SERVICES – all non-essential retail must close. All non-essential services will remain closed. Click and collect services will be available.
WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS – Weddings planned up to and including 2 January may proceed with a maximum of 25 guests. Weddings from 3 January may proceed with a maximum of 6 guests.
Funerals may have up to 10 mourners.
CHURCHES – remain closed with Masses online. Open at certain times for personal prayer.
FAMILY AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS – no visitors permitted in private homes or gardens (except for essential family reasons such as providing care to children, the elderly or vulnerable people or as part of a support bubble).
No social or family gatherings in other settings.
People may meet people from one other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise.
SCHOOLS, CHILDCARE SERVICES, EARLY LEARNING, HIGHER/ADULT EDUCATION – childcare services and early learning open with protective measures.
Schools will open from 11 January with further review on situation in advance of that date.
Higher, Further and Adult education should remain primarily online.
HOSPITALITY – bars, cafes, restaurants including hotel restaurants/bars can offer take away food and delivery only.
Nightclubs, discos, casinos stay closed.
Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs open only for those with essential non-social non-tourist purposes. People staying in hotel on 30 December may complete their stay.
SPORT AND EXERCISE – Individual training only. No exercise or dance classes. No indoor or outdoor gatherings involving ‘individual training’ except for exempted groups.
No matches or events except those permitted to continue behind closed doors.
Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools to close.
No indoor or outdoor exercise group activities including those involving children.
Golf and tennis not permitted.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT – people are asked to cycle or walk where possible and to avoid public transport so that it can be used by essential workers for essential purposes. Public transport capacity restricted to 25%.
OUTDOOR PLAYGROUNDS, PLAY AREAS AND PARKS – to remain open.
LONG TERM RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES – visiting suspended aside from critical and compassionate circumstances.
OVER 70S AND MEDICALLY VULNERABLE – each person should exercise their own judgement. Specific guidance is provided.
GALLERIES, MUSEUMS AND INDOOR CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS – closed.
BUSINESS, TRAINING AND ARTS EVENTS – no organized indoor or outdoor events to take place.