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25th Feb 2021

Taoiseach indicates that the 5km limit could be lifted on Easter Monday

James Fenton

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin has indicated that the current 5km exercise limit could be lifted on Easter Monday, April 5.

It was confirmed earlier this week that Ireland will remain under Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions until April 5 at the earliest, meaning that the 5km exercise limit remains in place. However, The Irish Times reports today that the Government will consider removing the provision on that date, along with restrictions on outdoor activity, sport and construction.

Mr. Martin said at a Fianna Fáil meeting last night that the four areas would be examined by Government ahead of Easter Weekend, in conjunction with the National Public Health Emergency Team.

The 5km limit has been in place since the beginning of the year and means that people can only travel more than 5km from home if they have an essential reason to do so. More information can be found here.

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