The Irish government has decided that, from midnight of 15 October, three counties: Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan will be placed on Level 4 under the Plan for Living with COVID-19. This action is based on a review of the current public health advice and is in response to the deteriorating situation with the virus. These restrictions will be in place until midnight of 10 November.
Read about the implications of level 4.
All other counties will be at Level 3 until midnight on 27th October 2020, but as an additional restriction, no visitors are allowed to home or garden, with the exception of visits for essential purposes (for example: family reasons such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people, and in particular those who live alone). In outdoor settings away from your home or garden, up to 6 people from a maximum of 2 households can meet while maintaining strict physical distancing – including for outdoor exercise and dining.
Read about the implications of level 3.
Passengers arriving to Ireland from Estonia are requested to restrict their movements during 14 days. The ‘green list’ of countries will be updated on a weekly basis, to include EU / EEA countries with a 14 day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of 25 or less, based on the latest data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Updates will be made on the basis of data each Thursday, with changes taking effect from the following Monday.