The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has recommended that all non-essential retail outlets close to members of the public. All other retail outlets are to implement social distancing.
Cafés and restaurants are limited to takeaways and deliveries only. All sporting events are cancelled - including those behind closed doors.
All theatres, clubs, gyms, leisure centres and hair salons are to be shut.
Places of worship are to restrict numbers visiting and no unnecessary travel should take place in the country or overseas, now or during the Easter break.
The Taoiseach said people need to stay at home and only leave to:
go to work
go to the shops for essential supplies
care for others
Essential retail outlets
The following is an indicative list
of what are considered essential retail
retail and wholesale sale of food, beverages and newspapers in non-specialised and specialised stores
retail sale of household consumer products necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation of residences and businesses
pharmacies/chemists and retailers providing pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical or dispensing services
retail sale of medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores
fuel stations and heating fuel providers
retailers involved in the repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and bicycle repair and related facilities (for example, tyre sales and repairs)
retail sale of essential items for the health and welfare of animals, including animal feed and medicines, animal food, pet food and animal supplies including bedding
laundries and drycleaners
banks, post offices and credit unions
retail sale of safety supply stores (for example, work clothes, Personal Protective Equipment)
hardware stores, builders’ merchants and stores that provide hardware products necessary for home and business maintenance, sanitation and farm equipment, supplies and tools essential for gardening/farming/agriculture
retail sale of office products and services for individuals working from home and for businesses
retailers providing electrical, IT and phone sales, repair and maintenance services for home
Letter from CMO to Minister re COVID-19, 24th Mar 2020
A letter sent to Minister Harris from Dr. Tony Holohan,