The Covid-19 lockdown and 5k travel restrictions, together with the 2m social distancing guidelines have meant that our beaches have been closed, until this week.
These photos from Siobhan Russell will remind everyone of the joy that awaits when the action returns fully.
HSE guidelines state that “adherence to current recommended disinfection practice is sufficient to inactivate Covid-19 virus in chlorinated drinking water and swimming pools.”
Swim Ireland issued a framework on the return to Open Water swimming and have advised that unless you are an experienced Open Water swimmer, you should not be entering the water at this time.
The Gardaí will patrol the beaches to ensure compliance with HSE & Government guidelines.