Diary of the Plague Year: Day 12 28 March 2020: Lockdown in Ireland

Taoisech Leo Varadkar has announced lockdown:

With effect from midnight last night, for two weeks, everyone must stay at home in all circumstances except for the following:

  • Travel to and from work, for the purposes of work only where work is an essential service.
  • Shop for food or household goods, or to collect a meal.
  • To attend medical appointments
  • For vital family reasons
  • To take brief individual physical exercise, within 2km of your own home.
  • Farming purposes, food production and care of animals.
  • All public and private gatherings, with any number of people are prohibited outside of your family unit.
  • All public transport, and passenger travel will be restricted to those providing essential services.
  • No travel outside of 2km radius of your home, for any reason except those listed above.

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