Ireland in 'Lock-Down' for 2 Weeks
Updated: Apr 3
Photo: Sarah Lawrence/Reuters
27.03.20: Inevitably a third set of measures revealed by the Irish government bringing to a conclusion the 'phased lockdown approach'. RTE announced that a full lockdown is now in place until Easter Sunday (April 14), except for the following circumstances:
To travel to and from work for the purposes of work, only where the work is an essential health, social care, or other essential service that cannot be done form home (a list of these will be provided)
To shop for food or household goods, or collect a meal
To attend medical appointments or collect medicines and other health products
For vital family reasons, such a providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people
To take brief, individual physical exercise within 2km of your own home, which may include children from your own household, as long as you adhere to two-metre physical distancing
For farming purposes, that is food production and the care of animals
A further range of non-essential shops and services will be closed
Adult community education centres and local community centres will be shut
All visits to hospitals, other residential healthcare settings and prisons are to cease, with specific exceptions on compassionat grouds.
All non-essential surgery, health procedures and other non essential health services will be postponed
Shielding or cocooning will be introduced fo all those over 70 years of age and specified categories of people who are extremely vulnerable to #Covid-19
These measures are clearly designed to slow the spread of #Covid19 so that our health services can cope, and in the longer term hopefully see the virus eradicated altogether.
Full speech by the Taoiseach here.
At times like this, positive music during your day is even more important. Life goes on, the world keeps turning & patience will always remain a virtue!
Black - Wonderful Life
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
Elton John - I'm Still Standing
Neil Young - Rockin' In the Free World
Queen - Radio Ga Ga (Live Wembley 1985)
George Michael - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Roy Orbison - I Drove All Night
James Brown - I Feel Good
Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
Tiny Turner - Proud Mary
David Bowie - We Could Be Heroes
Billy Joel - We didn't Start The Fire