Living with Covid-19 New Medium Term Plan

The government has outlined a new medium term plan consisting of 5 stages to direct  “Living with Covid-19“. The majority of areas of the economy and society, such as schools, restaurants, pubs and gyms, are open. Sporting activities can continue, but with a higher level of restriction.

The new Level 2 measures are outlined as follows:

Household Visiting

Visitors from one other household only or up to six visitors from 2/3 other households

 

Socialising Outside the Home

Members of different households can continue to meet socially in other settings up to six people indoors, 15 outdoors from one, two or three other households.

 

Attending Weddings

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

 

Attending Funerals

Up to 50 mourners can attend.

 

Attending Organised Indoor Gatherings

  • Up to 50 patrons are permitted and in pods or groups of up to six if appropriate, with arrangements to ensure no intermingling of groups.
  • Up to 100 patrons are permitted for larger venues where strict two-metre seated social distancing and one-way controls for entry and exit can be implemented.
  • For very large purpose built event facilities (such as stadiums , auditoriums, conference or event centres) specific guidance will be developed with the relevant sectors to take account of size and different conditions for larger events.

 

Attending Organised Outdoor Gatherings

  • Up to 100 patrons are permitted for the majority of venues.
  • Up to 200 patrons for outdoor stadiums or other fixed outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000.
  • For very large purpose built event facilities specific guidance will be developed with the relevant sectors to take account of size and different conditions for larger events.

 

Attending Sports & Activities

  • Training outdoors can take place in pods of up to 15 (exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship).
  • Training Indoors: Training, exercise and dance classes can take place in pods of up to six inside (exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship).

 

Attending Matches &  Events

  • Up to 100 patrons/spectators outdoors and 50 patrons/spectators indoors.
  • Up to 200 for outdoor stadiums or other fixed outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000.
  • For very large purpose built event facilities (for example: stadiums, auditoriums, conference or event centres) specific guidance will be developed with the relevant. sectors to take account of size and different conditions for larger events.

 

Attending Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars)

  • Open with protective measures in place.
  • Maximum numbers linked to capacity of establishment with individual groups limited to six people from up to three households.

 

Wet pubs

  • Open with robust protective measures in place.
  • Maximum numbers linked to capacity of establishment, individual groups limited to six people from no more than three households or the prevailing advice on the mixing of households.

 

Work

  • Work from home if possible. If you can work from home, you are advised to only attend work for essential on-site meetings, inductions and training.

 

Those aged over 70 and the Medically Vulnerable

  • Exercise judgement regarding the extent to which they engage with others and in activities outside home.
  • Specific guidance will be provided.

 

Nursing homes/ Long-Term Residential Facilities

Open with enhanced protective measures.

 

Increased Restrictions are still in Place for Dublin.

Dublin city and county are also on Level 2 but with extra restrictions in place. Read the extra measures here.

Download the Plan for Living with Covid-19 here.

 

REFERENCES:

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e5175-resilience-and-recovery-2020-2021-plan-for-living-with-covid-19/

Click here to read more. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0915/1165322-living-with-covid-summary/

Read more about Level 2 of the plan here https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0915/1165328-what-does-level-2-mean-covid/