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# level-5 - Monday 19 October, 2020

'Pull together and follow the spirit of the rules': Taoiseach confirms entire country will move to Level 5
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Pull together and follow the spirit of the rules': Taoiseach confirms entire country will move to Level 5

Oct 19th 2020, 9:15 PM 160,513 Views 397 Comments

The announcement comes two weeks after NPHET first recommended that Ireland move to Level 5.

Cabinet agrees to impose nationwide Level 5 restrictions for six weeks
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Cabinet agrees to impose nationwide Level 5 restrictions for six weeks

Updated Oct 19th 2020, 6:54 PM 469,745 Views 407 Comments

It follows advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) last week.

Ahead of today's announcement, here are the differences between Level 4 and Level 5 Covid restrictions
# The Next Level
# The Next Level

Ahead of today's announcement, here are the differences between Level 4 and Level 5 Covid restrictions

Updated Oct 19th 2020, 9:40 AM 247,777 Views 104 Comments

It’s understood that a middle ground between Level 4 and Level 5 is a probable scenario for the coming weeks.

# level-5 - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Modified Level 4 restrictions possible with Cabinet to meet on Monday
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Modified Level 4 restrictions possible with Cabinet to meet on Monday

Updated Oct 17th 2020, 9:27 PM 345,754 Views 334 Comments

Government leaders met today to discuss the recommendation to move to Level 5.

# level-5 - Friday 16 October, 2020

Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 10:05 PM 422,728 Views 539 Comments

The Government will now have to decide if it will accept NPHET’s recommendation.

What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions?

Oct 16th 2020, 5:09 PM 70,709 Views 79 Comments

It has changed a bit since the last time NPHET recommended Level 5.

Poll: Should Ireland increase its level of Covid-19 restrictions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland increase its level of Covid-19 restrictions?

Oct 16th 2020, 10:01 AM 95,716 Views 193 Comments

The Government already rejected NPHET’s Level 5 recommendation earlier this month and instead opted for Level 3.

# level-5 - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19'

Oct 14th 2020, 6:08 PM 30,566 Views 58 Comments

Norma Foley reiterated the government’s ‘absolute determination’ to keep schools open.

# level-5 - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread
# Circuit Break
# Circuit Break

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread

Updated Oct 11th 2020, 4:09 PM 326,151 Views 372 Comments

The Tánaiste wrote in today’s Sunday Independent that numerous considerations must be made before opting for a second lockdown.

Minister for Health says 'there isn't going to be a longer mid-term break'
# Schools
# Schools

Minister for Health says 'there isn't going to be a longer mid-term break'

Updated Oct 11th 2020, 1:32 PM 56,746 Views 98 Comments

Donnelly joined junior minister Niall Collins who earlier rejected suggestions that schools could close for an extended period.

# level-5 - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'It certainly wasn't Stephen Donnelly': Taoiseach says health minister didn't leak NPHET's Level 5 recommendation
# Who Knew What
# Who Knew What

'It certainly wasn't Stephen Donnelly': Taoiseach says health minister didn't leak NPHET's Level 5 recommendation

Updated Oct 8th 2020, 3:00 PM 70,424 Views 110 Comments

Donnelly is to make a statement about the sequence of events prior to NPHET’s Level 5 recommendation later today.

# level-5 - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

CMO spoke to Health Minister before and after NPHET's Level 5 recommendation
# Nphet
# Nphet

CMO spoke to Health Minister before and after NPHET's Level 5 recommendation

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 9:18 PM 75,337 Views 99 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the Level 5 recommendation “came out of the blue” on Sunday.

# level-5 - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 10:45 PM 93,935 Views 149 Comments

The recommendation became public on Sunday night, but the government rejected it yesterday – instead deciding that the entire country should enter Level 3.

Why did the government reject NPHET's Level 5 recommendation?
# Nphet
# Nphet

Why did the government reject NPHET's Level 5 recommendation?

Oct 6th 2020, 9:33 AM 40,538 Views 104 Comments

The Tánaiste and other ministers have been outlining the reasons why over the past few hours.

Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now
# Level 3
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# Level 3

Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now

Oct 6th 2020, 1:00 AM 5,173 Views 2 Comments

International, provincial, and elite amateur club rugby can continue under the IRFU’s guidelines.

# level-5 - Monday 5 October, 2020

NPHET warned that Level 5 is the 'only opportunity' to control Covid-19
# CMO LETTER
# CMO LETTER

NPHET warned that Level 5 is the 'only opportunity' to control Covid-19

Oct 5th 2020, 10:26 PM 64,052 Views 130 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan warned in a letter last night of a “significant and deteriorating” epidemiological situation.

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms nationwide Level 3 restrictions after rejecting Level 5 recommendation
Live Oct 5th 2020, 9:12 PM

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms nationwide Level 3 restrictions after rejecting Level 5 recommendation

'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns

Oct 5th 2020, 5:13 PM 51,157 Views 75 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey believes case numbers will continue to rise if the Government rejects NPHET’s advice.

Twelve trade associations and 429 individual businesses send open letter to Government over Level 5 fears
# Bombshell
# Bombshell

Twelve trade associations and 429 individual businesses send open letter to Government over Level 5 fears

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 3:07 PM 55,934 Views 93 Comments

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has said the government should reject Nphet’s advice.

Poll: Do you think Ireland should go into Level 5?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Ireland should go into Level 5?

Oct 5th 2020, 9:22 AM 212,997 Views 195 Comments

The coalition leaders are to meet the CMO Dr Tony Holohan today to discuss the recommendation.

Explainer: What restrictions are in Level 5?
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Explainer: What restrictions are in Level 5?

Oct 5th 2020, 7:59 AM 56,450 Views 92 Comments

No social gatherings at all, no dine-in bars, but schools and creches stay open.