GARDAÍ are urging the
public to help flatten the new curve by following
health guidance and working together to minimise the
risk to each other and your local community.
To date there have been 1,772 Covid-19 related
deaths in Ireland. There have been 26,712 Covid-19
confirmed cases. These are our loved ones, our
family, relations and friends. In excess of 97% of
cases are transmitted through close contact or
Daily statistics from the National Public Health
Emergency Team are available at
Speaking yesterday, Deputy Commissioner, Policing
and Security, John Twomey said, "Throughout the
country, there has been a huge national and local
effort to date in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic,
but Covid-19 remains a real threat. Once again, we
as a community must flatten this new curve in the
virus. As a community based organisation, An Garda
Síochána is very aware of the impact increased
restrictions place on our communities and we will
continue to work closely with these communities to
support them at this challenging time."
It is vital that people adhere to the Public Health
Guidance and Regulations in an effort to reduce the
spread of COVID-19.
Public Health Guidance has stayed consistent:
• Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly
• Continue to observe good cough and sneeze
• Maintain social distancing
• Keep your social interactions to a minimum
Public Health Advice can be found at
National regulations have been extended until the
31st August 2020. These regulations provide penal
provisions restricting events to 50 persons indoors
and 200 persons outdoors and prevent the carrying on
or provision of certain businesses or services.
Local regulations have been published which provide
penal provisions restricting activities in counties
Kildare, Laois and Offaly. These penal provisions
restrict events to 6 persons indoors and 15 persons
outdoors, funerals to 25 persons and further
restrict the carrying on or provision of certain
businesses or services.
These local regulations also restrict movement of
residents (applicable persons) to within their own
county and non-residents from travelling to these
counties, but not travelling through them.
The wearing on face coverings on public transport
remains a public health regulation. The wearing of
face coverings in certain premises and businesses is
from yesterday, 10th August, a public health
regulation. Both these regulations remain in force
until the 5th October 2020.
Please continue to do your part and comply with the
government advice and we will all get through this