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Public urged to flatten the curve 10.08.20

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 community transmission.

Daily statistics from the National Public Health Emergency Team are available at www.gov.ie .

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 etiquette
• Maintain social distancing
• Keep your social interactions to a minimum

Public Health Advice can be found at www.gov.ie .

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 together.
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