Life under Level 4: What increased restrictions mean in Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal

The border counties of Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan are moving to Level 4 restrictions under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19 from midnight on Thursday until November 10th, the Government has announced. This follows the confirmation that Northern Ireland will be going into a new lockdown for four weeks.

The North’s First Minister Arlene Foster confirmed in the Stormont Assembly on Wednesday morning that the hospitality sector will shut down for four weeks from Friday while schools will close for two weeks beginning Monday.

Here is what Level 4 looks like:

Can I travel outside my county?

You cannot leave your county apart from work, education and other essential purposes. Under Level 4, the advice is that only essential or other designated workers should go to work.

Can I have any visitors to my home?

No. You are not allowed to have visitors to your home or garden under Level 4. No social or family gatherings should take place in other settings also.

Are organised indoor or outdoor gatherings allowed to take place such as conferences, events in theatres or other arts events?

No organised indoor gatherings should take place. Outdoor gatherings of up to 15 people can take place.

Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions all remain closed under Level 4.

What about weddings?

Up to six guests can attend a wedding ceremony and reception.