Chloe Randall

Coronavirus: Ireland’s lockdown extended to 5 April

By Chloe Randall | 24 February 2021 | Movers & Shakers, News

Ireland Lockdown

The lockdown restrictions in Ireland will remain in force until 5 April, meaning non-essential businesses such as hair and beauty salons will remain closed.

The Irish government has decided to take a cautious approach to easing its lockdown, arguing that its aim is the long-term suppression of the virus.

In a live address to the nation, Prime Minister Micheál Martin said: “I know that people are physically and emotionally exhausted by this pandemic. It has placed enormous pressure on each of us.”

“Businesses and workers are deeply worried about the future. We are all completely fed up with the impositions on our lives.”

Any further easing of restrictions after 5 April will need a further three to four week period to allow for assessment of the impact of changes.

To read the recovery plan in Ireland, click here