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Gardaí introduce fines for breaches of Covid-19 travel restrictions 12.01.21

GARDAÍ can now prosecute people for breaches of travel restrictions under Covid-19 regulations by means of a fixed charge notice. The regulations state that ‘an applicable person shall not leave his or her place of residence without reasonable excuse’.
At present, it is not permitted to travel more than 5km from your home except for essential or specified reasons.
Where breaches of the travel regulations are detected and a person does not comply with a direction of Gardaí, a prosecution now can be commenced by means of a €100 fixed charge notice.
Gardaí can now prosecute people for breaches of travel restrictions under Covid-19 regulations by means of a €100 fixed charge notice.
Speaking yesterday Deputy Commissioner John Twomey, Policing and Security said, "An Garda Síochána continues to see significant compliance by the public with Public Health Regulations, however we also continue to see some activity which is in contravention of these regulations introduced to stop the current spread of Covid-19 and protect our communities. I appeal to every person without a reasonable excuse for travel - Stay at Home, this is your duty as a citizen and will save lives and support our front line services, nurses, doctors, hospital staff and my Garda colleagues at this time.”
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