Reports have emerged this afternoon that a countrywide move to Level 5 restrictions for a period of six weeks may be announced later this evening.
A Cabinet meeting to sign off on further restrictions in a bid to curb rising Covid-19 case numbers is currently underway at Government Buildings, with a formal announcement due tonight.
has just reported that the Government is understood to be preparing to move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks, rather than an enhanced version of Level 4 restrictions which was discussed yesterday.
If Level 5 is implemented, here's what the restrictions would mean:
Up to six can attend.
A maximum of 10 mourners.
Must move online.
At Level 5 people are asked to stay at home and exercise within a 5km radius.
Capacity limited to 25%, and the service should be used for essential workers and purposes only.
Visits are suspended aside from “critical and compassionate circumstances".
Takeaway or delivery only at Level 5.
Only essential retailers can remain open. All others will be closed.
None can take place.