‘Stay in your homes for a month’ while businesses told they may not open until end of March

Measures in place until at least January 31 include:

Schools staying closed to all but Leaving Cert and special needs students
Childcare services like créches will be for essential workers only
Work will halt on most construction sites apart from certain projects like hospitals and some social housing;
People travelling from Britain will have to produce a negative Covid-19 test.

Business owners need to be prepared for the possibility that they may not reopen until the end of March, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has warned.

It came as the Government announced tough new restrictions aimed at stemming the massive surge in Covid-19 cases. Taoiseach Micheál Martin urged people to face the coming weeks with “steely determination and resolve” in a bid to suppress the virus. He said personal decisions people make will “directly affect how many more people get sick and how many more people die”.

Mr Martin, meanwhile, said people should “forget about take-away pints” and publicans should not be selling them as they can lead to gatherings that spread the virus.

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