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Level 2 explained - What are we allowed to do at the moment?

By James Fenton

September 16, 2020 at 10:28am


Ireland is waking up to its first day under level 2 restrictions after the Government published its new Living with Covid plan yesterday.

The plan contained details of a new five-level system which will see Covid-19 restrictions altered depending on how the situation looks in certain counties and at certain times. Currently, we are at level 2 of the Living with Covid plan although additional measures are in place in Dublin.

But what does that mean for you and your interactions with your friends and family? Find out every you need to know about level 2 below...

How many visitors can I have in my home?

You can have a maximum of six visitors from up to three households including your own. In other settings outside the home, it is advised that a maximum of six people can meet indoors and 15 people outdoors from up to three households including your own.

Can I go and watch sport?

Up to 100 patrons can watch a sports event outdoors and up to 50 people can watch an event indoors. There is also an allowance for 'up to 200 for outdoor stadia or other fixed outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000'.

Are gyms and swimming pools still open?

Yes, with restrictive health and social distancing measures in place.

Pubs? Both wet and dry?

You bet. Pubs that serve food are open as they have been since June while wet pubs will join them on Monday, September 21. Ehh, except in Dublin, where it has been confirmed that pubs that don't serve food will have to remain closed for a while longer.

Should I stay working from home?

Yes, if possible. Official government advice says that 'if you can work from home, you are advised to only attend work for essential on-site meetings, inductions and training.'

What about weddings?

Up to 50 people can attend a wedding ceremony and reception.

If your question on level 2 of the Living with Covid plan hasn't been answered here, you should be able to find it via this link.

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