Latest Covid-19 Restrictions Announced (07 October 2020)

Wed Oct 7 2020

Dear Member,

Yesterday, the Government announced that the country will move to Level 3 of the Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19.

The Government made this decision having considered advice received from the National Public Health Emergency Team, which highlighted its growing concern about the rise in the number of cases. A link to the government framework table is enclosed here.

Level 3 restrictions that may impact your business include:

Domestic Travel
Stay in your county apart from work, education and other essential purposes, if appropriate.

Retail and services (for example: hairdressers, beauticians, barbers)
Face coverings must be worn. All retail shops and shopping centres may remain open. All services such as hairdressers, beauticians, barbers and opticians may remain open with strict adherence to sectoral guidance on protective measures.
There is specific guidance available for:

  • retail sector
  • shopping centres
  • spas
  • shopping safely during the pandemic

Work from home unless absolutely necessary to attend in person.

Organised Indoor Gatherings
These are controlled environments with a named event organiser, owner or manager.
For example: business, training events, conferences, events in theatres and cinemas or other arts events (excluding sport). No organised indoor gatherings should take place.


  • Face coverings must be worn.
  • Walk or cycle where possible.
  • Public transport capacity will be limited to 50%.
  • Essential workers and essential purposes only

Brokers Ireland will continue to work on your behalf and do our upmost to keep you fully informed as updates become available. We welcome any member queries that you may have and we ask that you directly email queries to the following contacts:

  • Life/Financial Services –
  • General –
  • Compliance/Central Bank –

Kind Regards

Diarmuid Kelly

CEO, Brokers Ireland

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