Dear Members and Residents,
The government have confirmed that Ireland will be moving to Level 5 from midnight on Wednesday.
Placing the country at Level 5 Restrictions will have the following implications:
• People are asked to stay at home. People should work from home unless providing an essential service for which their physical presence is required (see below for essential services).
• • People will be permitted to exercise within a radius of 5 km of their home.
• There will be a penalty for movement outside 5km of home, with exemptions to this for essential work and essential purposes.
• • In line with current NPHET advice in respect of Level 5, schools, early learning and childcare services will continue to remain open and are deemed essential.
• In addition, in recognition of the impact on children and young people of restrictions, non-contact training can continue for school aged children, outdoors in pods of 15. All other training activities should be individual only, with some exemptions, see below.
• • There should be no visits to other people’s homes or gardens.
• However, there will be the concept of an extended household (or support bubble) for defined categories of individuals to support those at risk of social isolation and/or mental ill-health.
• • No social/family gatherings should take place, with the exemptions to this for weddings and funerals.
• It is possible to meet with one other household in an outdoor setting which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise.
• • There should be no organised indoor or outdoor events.
• Essential retail and essential services will remain open.
• • Public transport will operate at 25% capacity for the purposes of allowing those providing essential services to get to work [School transport unaffected].
• In line with current NPHET advice in respect of Level 5, professional, elite sports and inter-county Gaelic games, horse-racing and greyhound racing can continue behind closed doors.
• • Bars, cafes, restaurants and wet pubs may provide take-away and delivery services only. Wet pubs in Dublin remain closed.
• Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs may remain open, but only to support provision of essential services.
• • Those aged over 70 and the medically vulnerable are advised to continue to exercise personal judgement. It is recommended that they stay at home as much as possible, limit engagement to a very small network for short periods of time, while remaining physically distanced. When taking exercise outdoors, it is important to maintain 2 metres distance from others and wash hands on returning home. It is recommended to shop during designated hours only, while wearing a face covering, and to avoid public transport.
• Religious services will be available online.
• • Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions will remain closed.
• Libraries will be available for online services only.
• • Outdoor playgrounds, play areas and parks will remain open with protective measures.
• Visits to Long Term Residential Care facilities are suspended with the exception of visits required for critical and compassionate circumstances
Essential purposes for travel (permitted outside 5k limit)
• Travel to and from work, where work involves providing an essential service
• To attend medical appointments and collect medicines and other health products
• For vital family reasons, such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people, and in particular for those who live alone, as part of an extended household but excluding social family visits
• To attend a wedding or funeral
• For farming purposes i.e. food production and/or care of animals
• To visit a grave
For more detailed information on what level 5 means for you, click here
If any residents need help or support in the weeks ahead please don’t hesitate to contact the residents association committee.
089 469 1444
Brennanstown Residents Association Committee