Covid-19: Dublin likely to move to Level 3 restrictions before this weekend 1 month ago

Covid-19: Dublin likely to move to Level 3 restrictions before this weekend

The rising number of cases in the capital has been described as "worrying."

Dublin is likely to move to Level 3 restrictions before this weekend, according to reports.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has recommended that the country's capital increase restrictions before the weekend, due to the rising number of Covid cases.

The Irish Times reports that that the government has organised two emergency meetings to take place tomorrow, following NPHET's recommendations.

It is likely that these meetings will concern the elevation of Dublin to Level 3, and increase the restrictions around household visits and travel.

The government's five tier framework for living with Covid was published earlier this week. Despite the entire country currently being at Level 2, Dublin was afforded additional restrictions due to rising cases.

It is not yet known whether the capital's likely elevation to Level 3 before the weekend will correspond with the government's framework, but if it does this will restriction the movements of those living in the capital to their county, unless travelling for work or education.

Public transport capacity will be reduced to 50 percent and walking or cycling will be encouraged where possible. Working from home will also be encouraged.

Up to 25 people will be permitted to attend weddings and funerals under Level 3 restrictions. The model also sets a ban on indoor gatherings and a max of 15 people at organised outdoor gatherings.

Pubs will, despite the recommendations provided in the framework, remain shut.

The government will meet to discuss NPHET's recommendations tomorrow.

Full details of the government's Level 3 plan can be found here.