What’s in the new plan for living with Covid-19?

What’s in the new plan for living with Covid-19?

The Government has today announced the details of its Resilience & Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with Covid-19.

The Government has today announced the details of its Resilience & Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with Covid-19.

The plan is divided into five levels with each level outlining what is permitted for social or family gatherings, work and public transport, bars, hotels and restaurants, exercise activities and religious services, amongst other areas.

Keeping schools, early learning and childcare services open are a key priority, and schools are to remain open at each stage of the plan.

Every county in the country is currently at level 2 and this remains effective until October 4th.

Resilience & Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with Covid-19- key points

Level 1

Social and family gatherings: up to 10 visitors from three households permitted 

Weddings: up to 100 people can attend 

Organised indoor gatherings: up to 100 people allowed in most venues with up to 200 patrons allowed for larger venues in certain circumstances 

Organised outdoor gatherings: up to 200 patrons can attend most venues. 

Up to 500 patrons can attend outdoor stadia or other fixed outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000 

Sport: Normal training sessions and games can take place indoors and outdoors with protective measures 

Up to 100 spectators can attend indoor matches or games 

Up to 200 spectators can attend outdoor matches or games 

Religious services: Up to 50 worshippers permitted 

Bars, cafes, restaurants and wet pubs: Open with protective measures in place 

Nightclubs, discos and casinos will remain closed 

Schools: Open with protective measures in place 

Transport: Capacity will be limited on public transport based on public health advice at the time 

Level 2 

Social and family gatherings: Visitors from one other household only are allowed or up to 6 visitors from 2 other households or 3 other households 

Weddings: Up to 50 people can attend a wedding ceremony and reception 

Funerals: Up to 50 mourners can attend a funeral 

Indoor gatherings: Up to 50 patrons are permitted and in pods or groups of up to 6 if appropriate 

Up to 100 patrons are permitted for larger venues in certain circumstances 

Outdoor gatherings: up to 100 patrons are permitted for the majority of venues 

Up to 200 patrons for outdoor stadia or other fixed outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000 (with robust protective measures as per sectoral guidance) 

For very large purpose-built event facilities (for example: stadia, auditoriums, conference or event centres) specific guidance will be developed with the relevant sectors 

Sport: Training can take place in pods of up to 15 (exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship) 

Indoors: training, exercise and dance classes can take place in pods of up to 6 inside (exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship) 

Matches and events: up to 100 patrons/spectators outdoors and 50 patrons/spectators indoors with up to 200 for outdoor stadia or other fixed outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000 

Transport: Public transport capacity will be limited to 50%.

Level 3 

Social and family gatherings: Visitors from 1 other household only or your own household only 

Weddings: up to 25 people can attend 

No organised indoor gatherings should take place 

Organised outdoor gatherings: Gatherings of up to 15 people can take place 

Sport: Outdoor- Non-contact training only in pods of up to 15 (exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship) 

Indoors: Individual training only 

No exercise or dance classes 

No matches or events to take place 

Religious services: Services move online. Places of worship remain open for private prayer 

Museums, galleries and cultural attractions closed 

Bars, cafes, restaurants and wet pubs: additional restrictions 

Transport: Public transport capacity will be limited to 50% 

Domestic travel restrictions: Stay in your county 

Level 4 

Social and family gatherings: Own household only - no visitors 

Weddings: Up to 6 guests 

No organised indoor gatherings should take place 

Organised outdoor gatherings: Gatherings of up to 15 people can take place 

Funerals: Up to 25 mourners can attend 

Bars, cafes and restaurants: Take away food or delivery. 

No indoor dining 

Outdoor dining limited to a maximum of 15 patrons 

Wet pubs: Outdoor seating only, limited to a maximum of 15 patrons 

Religious services: Services move online. Places of worship remain open for private prayer 

Transport: Public transport capacity will be restricted to 25% 

Visiting long term residential care facilities: Suspended, aside from critical and compassionate circumstances 

Domestic travel restrictions: Stay in your county 

Level 5 

Social and family gatherings: Own household only - no visitors 

Weddings: Up to 6 guests 

No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings should take place 

Funerals: Up to 10 mourners can attend 

Religious services: Services move online Places of worship remain open for private prayer 

Bars, cafes, restaurants and wet pubs: Take away food or delivery only 

Domestic travel restrictions: Stay at home 

Exercise within 5 kilometres of home

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