- Find the latest information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on both the Health Service Executive’s website and the official Irish government website.
- Until the 12th April, everyone is urged to stay in their home wherever possible. Staying at home is the best way to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to your friends, families and communities. If you are around people, please keep 2 metres (6.5ft) away.
- You can buy food and attend medical appointments and even get out for some exercise (within 2km radius), but you are being asked to do as little as you possibly can.
Travel and transport
The Irish government has advised against all inessential travel until April 19th, but is likely to extend beyond that. The advisory includes Great Britain, but does not apply to Northern Ireland. Any person who arrives into Ireland, except those travelling from Northern Ireland, must restrict their movements on arrival for 14 days as per an advisory from the Health Service Executive. Revised timetables for public transport including bus, rail and Luas come into effect on Monday 30th March. Services will run at approximately 80% of normal levels. Users are advised to check transport provider websites for updates.
Schools, creches, colleges and universities are closed until April 19th, but this period may be extended further. Please see the Department of Education’s website for advice and updates surrounding primary and secondary school closures. Distance learning has been put in place by many institutions. As of 19th March, Leaving Certificate oral and practical exams have been cancelled. University students should, in the first instance, make contact with their education provider to find out what remote learning resources and assessment procedures are in place. The main universities have dedicated COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pages on their sites – please use the links below to find out more:
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College Dublin (UCD)
- Dublin City University (DCU)
- Technological University Dublin (TUD)
- Maynooth University
Business and employment
There are many supports now available for business owners and employees impacted by the pandemic. Enterprise Ireland have published a Business Response Plan. Dublin’s Local Enterprise Office has advice on how to claim emergency unemployment payments, and tips for applying for a COVID-19 loan via Microfinance Ireland to assist your independent business. The Irish government has also set up a dedicated site listing all business supports.
What’s On listings
Unfortunately, many events in Dublin city and the surrounding region have been cancelled or postponed. We would refer you directly to the venues and organisers involved for more information. We will endeavour to keep our listings up to date but cannot accept any responsibility for errors at this time.
Our social media
We’re going to be updating our social accounts with the ways in which Dubliners are coming together and responding to the crisis. Follow us on Twitter (@dublin_ie), Instagram (@dublin_ie) and Facebook.