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Gardaí urge people to 'Stay Safe' 01.03.21

GARDAÍ are urging people in Inishowen to 'Stay Safe' as they continue with nationwide checkpoints and high visibility patrols at public amenities and beauty spots across the country in support of public health regulations.
An Garda Síochána is advising the public of the need to plan their activities to take account that people are only allowed to exercise within 5km of their home. People are reminded that the 5km limit includes the distance travelled from their home to a location for exercise. In other words, you can’t travel more than 5km to a location to exercise.
The public should also be aware that if a driver is found to be in breach of the non-essential travel regulations that not only can the driver be fined, but their adult passengers as well. This is also the case for adults in groups undertaking activities such as cycling or walking – every adult in such a group can be fined.
Gardaí are urging people in Inishowen to 'Stay Safe' as they continue with nationwide checkpoints.
Gardaí continue to find groups gathering (house parties, social gatherings, exercise etc.) in breach of regulations. These are not just breaches of regulations but are a risk to the individuals involved, their families and loved ones and continue to put everybody’s health and the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic at risk.

To date, An Garda Síochána has issued approximately 9,800 fines across the country for Covid-19 breaches. As of close of business on Thursday, February 25th 2021, the following number of fines had been issued:
• 7,566 fines of €100 for non-essential travel
• 341 fines of €500 for non-essential journeys to airports/ports
• 277 fines of €500 for organising a house party and 1,109 fines of €150 for attending a house party
• 187 fines of €80 each for not wearing a face covering
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