Ireland - COVID-19 legislation: Implications for the construction sector


Level 5 Lockdown – January 2021

On 31 December 2020 Ireland entered into another Level 5 lockdown provided for in the ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19’, which saw the closure of all non-essential businesses and the introduction of domestic travel restrictions. This provides that people are to remain within 5km of their homes with the exception of essential travel. Level 5 restrictions are currently to remain in place until midnight on 31 January 2021 (the “Current Lockdown Period”).

On Wednesday, 6 January 2021, the Government announced further lockdown measures in a bid to reduce the rising surge of Covid-19 cases. This note will focus in particular on the implications for the construction sector.

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