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December 30th 2020- Ireland Moving to Level 5 Covid-19 Restrictions- DBS Student Impact

by Shane Mooney | Dec 31, 2020

Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases over the Christmas period Ireland has moved to Level 5 restrictions from midnight 30th December until at least 31st January. 

  • Higher Education Institutions are not effected by the delayed reopening of schools- if you have exams or classes scheduled for next week- these will proceed as per your timetable. 
  • You are allowed to travel outside the 5 KM from home for education or work purposes.
  • There is no restriction on arrival into Ireland for students (except arrival from the UK)- you must observe the 14 day self restriction and other protocols as previously advised.

Below is a summary of the Level 5 restrictions- full details are here


Visits to your home or garden- No visitors allowed- except for essential family reasons or those in your support bubble

Domestic travel- stay at home except for travel for work or college, or to take exercise within 5Km of your home

Retail- Essential retail only from close of business on 31st Dec

Work- Work from home unless working in essential health, social care or other essential service- your employer will advise