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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Level 3

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Ambulance service cancels annual leave for the next three weeks due to unprecedented pressure
Leave is cancelled while the service is at Level 3 of its capacity action plan.
All time
Stephen Donnelly says the Covid-19 'levels' system is 'largely gone'
“We’re in Level 5, you could argue we’re going to a 3-plus or a 4-minus.”
Taoiseach's attendance at Cork boxing club event during indoor gatherings ban was 'not personal'
Reports resurfaced yesterday about Micheál Martin’s attendance at the event.
High levels of compliance with Covid-19 restrictions are reported but concerns remain around sport and shopping
22,000 inspections have been carried out since restrictions were implemented.
10 days into Level 3, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
We’ve broken down the latest Covid-19 data – and what it means for the weeks ahead.
Public urged to socialise responsibly and keep contacts to a minimum this weekend
It is the first weekend since Ireland returned to Level 3 restrictions.
Restaurants and gastropubs reopen today - here's everything you need to know
Time limits, substantial meals and all the rest.
As Ireland reopens, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate has dropped by 27% in the past 14 days.
Dance schools can facilitate individual dance training, minister says
Members from the performing arts sector of Ireland held a silent, socially distanced protest outside Leinster House today over the continued closure of businesses.
Over 100 garda checkpoints in operation every day as country enters Level 3
The fixed checkpoints on motorway and dual carriageway routes will no longer be in place.
People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3
Capacity on public transport will increase from 25% to 50% from tomorrow onwards.
Dublin City Council advises shops to avoid special promotions in effort to limit on-street queues
Non-essential businesses can reopen from tomorrow.
Retailers prepare for 'make or break' Christmas run-in with longer opening hours and 24-hour shopping
Non-essential retailers will be allowed to re-open from next Tuesday.
Poll: Do you agree with the Government's decision to reduce Covid-19 restrictions to Level 3?
Ireland will move to Level 3 with variations on Tuesday.
Covid-19: Here's what changes kick in next Tuesday and throughout December
Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced that shops, restaurants, gyms and some pubs will reopen next week, and that its advice is that household visits will be allowed at Christmas.
What is the new advice around household visits and travel?
NPHET warned R number would be impacted if hospitality and home visits were allowed
It said that “the disease trajectory could once again turn quite quickly” in Ireland.
Golf clubs to reopen from Tuesday, while gyms to be used for individual training only - not classes
Players will be able to play at golf clubs outside of their own county from 18 December, in line with the general easing of travel restrictions from the same date.
No changes to limits for weddings and funerals, places of worship to reopen next Tuesday
As we exit Level 5, people will have been wondering about whether they can attend mass or other religious services.
What is the new advice around household visits and travel?
The Government has announced its advice for December and the Christmas period.
Confirmed: Shops, restaurants and some pubs reopen next week, green light for household visits at Christmas
Taoiseach Micheál Martin made the announcement this evening.
From next Tuesday retailers, hairdressers, gyms, museums and cinemas will reopen and religious services can resume.
From 4 December restaurants and bars that have a kitchen on-site can serve customers indoors.
From 18 December inter-county travel will be allowed and three households will be able to mix indoors.
Cabinet set to green light restaurants reopening after NPHET recommends takeaway only in December
The Covid-19 Cabinet sub-committee met earlier this evening.
A full Cabinet meeting will be held tomorrow to consider recommendations.
If approved by Cabinet tomorrow, all dining is expected to take place in controlled indoor settings.
NPHET recommended that pubs and restaurants serve takeaway only in December.
Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'
Cinemas, galleries and museums set to re-open next week, but Dáil told January restrictions may be needed
'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening
The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.
Level 3 is December target but government could 'moderate' restrictions for certain sectors, says Taoiseach
Micheal Martin said he would give advanced notice to businesses ahead of December.
Philip Nolan: Level 3 measures stabilise, but don't reduce, virus transmission
Professor Nolan gave an update on the Covid-19 situation in Ireland at a briefing this evening.
'No one is fighting for us': Gym owners insist they should be allowed stay open under Levels 4 and 5
The call comes from a group of independent gym owners.
New restrictions: No visits to households allowed from tomorrow night, except for essential reasons
Exemptions will be made on compassionate grounds and for essential reasons like childcare.
Catholic archbishops ask Taoiseach to allow people attend mass
The four archbishops have requested a meeting with Micheál Martin.
CMO and Health Minister discussed possibility of moving to Level 4 before Level 5 recommendation
Stephen Donnelly issued a statement in the Dáil this evening to clarify the timeline last weekend.
Gardaí have altered two checkpoints on major routes into Dublin as part of Operation Fanacht
Long tailbacks were reported yesterday as gardaí rolled out checkpoints across the country with every county now in Level 3.
CMO spoke to Health Minister before and after NPHET's Level 5 recommendation
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the Level 5 recommendation “came out of the blue” on Sunday.
Level 3 enforcement: Taoiseach declines to give timeline on when fines could be introduced but says options will be discussed this week
The Covid sub-committee met this morning to discuss enforcement of Level 3 restrictions.
Long tailbacks reported as Operation Fanacht gets underway
There will be fixed garda checkpoints at 132 roads across the country in the coming weeks.
Coronavirus: The entire country is now in Level 3 - here's what that means
The new restrictions kicked in at midnight.
NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'
The recommendation became public on Sunday night, but the government rejected it yesterday – instead deciding that the entire country should enter Level 3.
Explainer: The whole country goes to Level 3 from tonight, but has it worked in Dublin?
Transmission of the virus hasn’t actually declined, but the increase has slowed.
Center Parcs Longford closing until 30 October as Level 3 restrictions kick in
A statement from the company apologised to all those who had plans to visit in the coming weeks.
Professor Sam McConkey: Prepare for Levels 4 and 5, yesterday just delayed the inevitable
Professor Sam McConkey says he understands the thinking behind yesterday’s decision by Government, but believes it won’t be enough to stop the second wave of Covid-19.
All camogie club games suspended until further notice 'in the interest of public safety'
The Association’s Ard Chomhairle has endorsed the decision.
Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now
International, provincial, and elite amateur club rugby can continue under the IRFU’s guidelines.
Here is how sport will be impacted after Ireland's move to Level 3 restrictions
The new measures mean spectators will no longer be allowed in stadiums.