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# restrictions - Today’s News

Cabinet sub-committee to consider NPHET's Level 5 advice ahead of announcement

NPHET convened yesterday and finalised its advice for Government which the sub-committee will consider when it meets this afternoon.

# restrictions - Monday 23 November, 2020

No deaths and 252 new cases confirmed as Holohan warns against culture of 'blame' over breaches

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Discussions being held between UK and Ireland over Christmas with Covid restrictions

It comes amid work within the UK to allow people to meet in a “careful and limited way” over Christmas.

# restrictions - Thursday 19 November, 2020

HSE looking for 'some way' to allow visitors to nursing homes before Christmas

The HSE’s Dr Colm Henry said that “it’s clear now the impact this is having on a particularly vulnerable population”.

# restrictions - Monday 16 November, 2020

'Don't have parties. Cancel': Sweden limits public gatherings to 8 people

Sweden has taken a loose approach to restrictions up until now. But it’s introducing “unprecedented” restrictions from this week.

# restrictions - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Confused by the current travel advice? You're not alone. Here's everything you need to know right now

‘Baby please come home,’ Bono once sang… But will Tony Holohan endorse that message this year?

# restrictions - Friday 13 November, 2020

'We must see this through': Taoiseach urges people to keep adhering to Level 5 restrictions

The Taoiseach issued a statement today marking the mid-way point of Level 5 restrictions currently in place.

# restrictions - Thursday 12 November, 2020

'This is the only way forward': Deadlock broken as ministers agree to extend circuit break in Northern Ireland

A fourth executive meeting in as many days reached a breakthrough in Stormont today.

# restrictions - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

PSNI issue fines after finding 19 people hiding in bedroom at scene of Belfast house party

People who flout Covid-19 rules in Northern Ireland can face fines.

Publicans say country faces 'two-tier Christmas' if hospitality remains closed following Level 5

Once the six-week lockdown is over, it is envisaged that the country will remain at Level 3 until the New Year.

# restrictions - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Specific limit on number of close contacts a potential restriction after Level 5 lifts

Limits on the number of close contacts could be used to keep transmission low after Level 5 restrictions are eased.

# restrictions - Friday 6 November, 2020

Declan Ganley takes High Court action over Level 5 restrictions on attending religious services

Ganley has said the right to attend Mass or a similar religious service is protected under the constitution.

# restrictions - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Takeaway beers allowed in England after government U-turn on lockdown rules

New rules state drinks must be pre-ordered online or by phone.

# restrictions - Sunday 1 November, 2020

England’s national lockdown could be extended beyond 2 December, Gove admits

Michael Gove said it would be ‘foolish’ to predict what would happen with the pandemic over the next four weeks.

# restrictions - Saturday 31 October, 2020

England faces stringent national lockdown under plans being considered by Boris Johnson

Johnson is expected to announce the measures at a press conference on Monday, according to The Times.

# restrictions - Friday 30 October, 2020

Eight people have files sent to DPP over failure to wear a face mask

The DPP will decide if criminal charges should be brought.

# restrictions - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns

Heather Humphreys said this rise reflects the “economic impact” of moving to Level 5.

# restrictions - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Italy imposes new restrictions with closure of gyms, pools and cinemas

Cinemas, gyms and pools have been closed while bars, cafes and restaurants face an early curfew.

President signs Bill allowing graduated fines for breaches in Covid-19 restrictions

The amendment expands the penalties that can be applied to offences when Covid-19 restrictions are broken.

# restrictions - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Spain braces for national emergency to allow curfews

Spain has become the first country in the EU to register more than one million cases.

# restrictions - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

From The42 Underage training to continue as FAI confirms its guidelines for Level 5 Restrictions

Underage training to continue as FAI confirms its guidelines for Level 5

Games in the SSE Airtricity League and Women’s National League can also go ahead.

From The42 Golf clubs to close under Level 5 restrictions Covid-19

Golf clubs to close under Level 5 restrictions

The GUI and ILGU say they have sought clarity over whether driving ranges and practice facilities can remain open for exempted activities.

The Explainer: What led to Ireland moving to Level 5 restrictions?

We take a look at the facts and figures on this week’s podcast.

# restrictions - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Garda group raises concerns over 'practicality' of issuing on-the-spot fines for breaches of Covid-19 rules

It is understood fines of €1,000 will be issued to those who organise house parties during the Level 5 restrictions.

'Immoral': Mayor informed of £22 million for Greater Manchester during press conference

A Labour MP tweeted that they had been informed the £22 million would only go towards helping the test and trace system.

# restrictions - Monday 19 October, 2020

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.

Explainer: Here are the new Covid-19 restrictions coming into effect

Cabinet signed off on the measures earlier today.

Weddings with up to 25 attendees to be allowed under Level 5 restrictions

Cabinet signed off on new Covid-19 restrictions earlier today.

Cabinet agrees to impose nationwide Level 5 restrictions for six weeks

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

# restrictions - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Teachers call for clarity on position of schools ahead of new restrictions

Briefing ministers yesterday, the Health team said that “children were safer in schools”.

# restrictions - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Modified Level 4 restrictions possible with Cabinet to meet on Monday

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

'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.

# restrictions - Friday 16 October, 2020

Northern Ireland: Pubs and restaurants shut doors for four weeks as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in

From Monday, schools in the North will close for two weeks until 2 November.

What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions?

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

# restrictions - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Harris says tradespeople such as plumbers and electricians can work in your home despite new restrictions

From tonight until 10 November, a nationwide restriction on household visitors will be imposed.

# restrictions - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Traffic levels have fallen by 15% since introduction of Level 3 nationwide, gardaí say

Operation Fanacht has established 132 Garda checkpoints nationwide as public asked to rethink their journeys.

Explainer: What are the new Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland?

The majority of the restrictions will kick in on Friday and will be in place for four weeks.

# restrictions - Monday 12 October, 2020

Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland?

The new restrictions are expected to become law on Wednesday.

# restrictions - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Scottish MP who made train journeys with Covid-19 symptoms defiant as Sturgeon says she must resign

Margaret Ferrier has said she’ll keep fighting for her constituents despite the controversy.

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