‘Stay in your homes for a month’
Measures in place until at least January 31 include:
• Schools staying closed to all but Leaving Cert and special needs students
• Childcare services like créches will be for essential workers only
• Work will halt on most construction sites apart from certain projects like hospitals and some social housing;
• People travelling from Britain will have to produce a negative Covid-19 test.
Garda checkpoints will be returning today (Thursday 7th January) as part of additional policing measures due to Level 5 lockdown.
Business owners need to be prepared for the possibility that they may not reopen until the end of March, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has warned.