Tonight's announcement of Level 5 restrictions - key points
Key points from tonight's announcement by Taoiseach Mícheál Martin about increased restrictions to curb the spread of COVID19
Taoiseach Mícheál Martin has announced a move to Level 5.
- Schools to remain open
- Construction and manufacturing to continue
- Only essential retail to remain open
- Only essential workers are permitted to travel to work
- 5km exercise limit to be introduced
- No social or family gatherings in homes or gardens.
- Restaurants, cafes and bars allowed to cater for take-away service only
- Weddings to stay at 25 people
- 'Support Bubbles' will be introduced - Those living alone, or at risk of social isolation, can pair with one other houeshold as part of a support bubble.
- The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be restored to €350 euro for anyone who earns €400 euro a week or more
- New supports for mental health services to be rolled out.
- Measures to remain in place until December 1st.
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