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# restrictions - Today’s News

Alcohol-only pubs in Northern Ireland can reopen today for the first time since March

First Minister Arlene Foster said that Northern Ireland’s new restrictions was “a wake-up call” and not a second lockdown.

# restrictions - Monday 21 September, 2020

North introduces limits on household indoor gatherings to tackle Covid-19 spike

The new measures were announced this evening by the First and Deputy First Ministers.

# restrictions - Friday 18 September, 2020

Dubliners advised not to travel outside the county for either domestic trips or overseas journeys

Similar to the travel advice throughout the pandemic – it is not a criminal offence to travel beyond the county border or travel abroad.

'There's no way I'm closing': Dublin pubs and restaurants say another closure would cost thousands

Pubs and restaurants have condemned the mixed messaging from the government.

# restrictions - Thursday 17 September, 2020

'We're taking action early': Varadkar says EU capitals have not imposed the kind of restrictions Dublin is facing

Dublin is expected to be placed on Level Three before the weekend.

# restrictions - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'Dublin situation not looking good': Ministers concerns grow over capital moving to Level Three

Moving Dublin to Level 3 would be a significant step, the Taoiseach said.

# restrictions - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Taoiseach says he has 'deep concerns' about 'aggression' of weekend anti-mask protest

Hundreds of people attended a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Dublin on Saturday.

Dublin pubs to stay closed as residents asked to limit household visits

The Taoiseach said the current Covid-19 numbers in Dublin are “very worrying”.

Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months

50 new Covid-19 cases were reported nationwide – down from peaks above 700 in late July and early August.

# restrictions - Monday 14 September, 2020

Varadkar warns of restrictions in Dublin over ‘worrying’ rise in Covid-19 cases

There has been a 20-fold increase in the incidence rate of the virus in Dublin over the last few weeks, the Tánaiste said.

# restrictions - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Families concerned over new visiting restrictions in Dublin nursing homes, charity says

Just one nominated visitor per resident is allowed from today in Dublin nursing homes.

# restrictions - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Health Minister says campaigns to erode trust in public health 'deeply concerning' after Dublin protest

Stephen Donnelly said that misinformation “has been a problem from the outset” of the pandemic.

# restrictions - Friday 11 September, 2020

Nursing home residents in Dublin restricted to one nominated visitor as cases continue to climb in capital

More than half of daily Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Dublin.

# restrictions - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Social gatherings in Scotland limited to six people as Sturgeon announces raft of new restrictions

Scotland’s First Minister said no more than six people from two households should gather indoors or outside.

# restrictions - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Pubs may not reopen and other businesses may close if Covid situation gets worse, government admits

Cabinet ministers have highlighted that case numbers have not resulted in a big hike in ICU, hospitalisation numbers, or deaths.

# restrictions - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Everything you need to know about the current Covid restrictions and when they’re due to be eased

Localised restrictions are to remain in place in Kildare until Sunday week.

# restrictions - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Lockdown restrictions to remain in Kildare as Nphet dashes hopes of early release

The current advice is that they should remain in place until Sunday week.

'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing

On schools, the HSE said today “the risks of keeping schools closed now outweigh the risk of Covid for children”.

# restrictions - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Acting CMO not commenting amid expectations that restrictions in Kildare may remain in place past Sunday

It’s understood that NPHET recommended that restrictions in Offaly and Laois could be lifted.

Latest: Music venues can 'place query with Department' on whether 50 people are allowed at events

Yet another statement on the matter has been issued by the Department of Culture this evening.

Host of Berlin D2 brunch says event was 'convenient scapegoat' for government

Social media influencer Jess Brennan defended the event today, describing it as ‘largely rule-adherent’.

NPHET to meet today to discuss restrictions in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

The measures announced by government for these counties are due to expire this weekend.

# restrictions - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

South Korea tightens coronavirus restrictions amid spike in cases

The new restrictions will affect half of the population.

# restrictions - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Germans warned to stick to guidelines as Covid infections hit three-month high

The health minister reiterated appeals to wear masks, keep distances and not go overboard in social settings.

# restrictions - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Gardaí begin conducting checkpoints in three counties affected by new restrictions

The new restrictions came into effect in Kildare, Offaly and Laois from midnight.

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Poll: Do you support localised restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic?

New restrictions are now in place in Kildare, Offaly and Laois.

Explainer: How other countries have managed local lockdowns after Covid-19 clusters

The recent increase in cases in Ireland is largely associated with clusters in three counties.

# restrictions - Friday 7 August, 2020

# restrictions - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

24 more pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions

Gardaí said there has been “widespread compliance by licenced premises” to regulations.

# restrictions - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain

The British prime minister defended his government’s decision to impose restrictions on those returning from Spain.

Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh restrictions

European countries are struggling to balance keeping tourism open while guarding against new flare-ups of infection.

# restrictions - Friday 17 July, 2020

Johnson says employers must decide who works from home as he announces easing of restrictions

He said he will also set out major relaxations of lockdown to pave the way for theatres and sports stadiums to reopen.

# restrictions - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Q&A: What do you want to know about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice?

Are you confused about what you’re being told you should and shouldn’t do?

# restrictions - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Eastern European countries impose new coronavirus restrictions

The mandatory use of face masks and travel bans or quarantines are among the measures being introduced.

# restrictions - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Social distancing to be reduced to one metre in Northern Ireland

First Minister Arlene Foster also announced reopening dates for places of worship,visitor attractions and beauty salons.

# restrictions - Monday 22 June, 2020

Coronavirus: Two deaths and four new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the situation in Ireland.

# restrictions - Thursday 18 June, 2020

105-minute time limit in pubs will be in place for just three weeks, says Fáilte Ireland

Pubs can serve alcohol along with a ‘substantial meal’ from 29 June.

# restrictions - Monday 8 June, 2020

'We need furniture, carpets, some plants': Large queue outside Ikea store in Dublin as Phase Two begins

Some shops and other businesses are permitted to reopen from today.

# restrictions - Friday 5 June, 2020

Everything you need to know about coronavirus restrictions from 8 June

All retail shops to reopen, groups of six allowed to meet, and travel within your own county – some of the measures kicking in from Monday.

# restrictions - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Phase Two: Here are the restrictions due to be eased next week

Here’s what’s planned between 8 June and 29 June, when Phase 3 is due to begin.

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