NEW nationwide Covid-19 restrictions will be announced by the Government this evening.
Cabinet Ministers are expected to sign off on a plan that will merge aspects of Level 4 and 5 of the current Living with Covid plan.
Cork is currently operating at Level 3 restrictions but there are a number of key differences that will affect everyday life if restrictions are ramped up.
Here, we explain levels 4 and 5 and the impact they will have on you.
At Level 4 can take place with up to 15 people. At Level 5 they are not permitted.
Not permitted at both levels.
At both levels up to six can attend.
At Level 4 can be attended by up to 25 mourners; at Level 5, up to ten.
At both levels must move online.
At Level 4 people are asked to stay in their county apart from essential purposes. At Level 5 people are asked to stay at home and exercise within a 5km radius.
At both Levels 4 and 5 capacity will be limited to 25%, and the service should be used for essential workers and purposes only.
Visits are suspended aside from “critical and compassionate circumstances" at both levels.
At Level 4 can remain open for outdoor dining with 15 people max and takeaways. Takeaway or delivery only at Level 5.
At Level 4 that are primarily outdoors only can remain open. At Level 5 only essential retailers can remain open. All others will be closed.
At Level 4 professional, elite, inter-country and horse-racing can take place behind closed doors. At Level 5 none can take place.
Closed at both levels.