Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (600)

Holly Cairns

Question:

600. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Health if the 5 km travel restrictions apply to non-essential travel on water, for example, sailing or rowing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2672/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the Deputy is aware, Ireland is currently at Level 5 of Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19.

At Level 5, people are asked to stay at home as much as possible unless they have a "reasonable excuse" for leaving, which includes to take exercise within 5km of home. Further information on domestic travel restrictions at level 5 is available here:- https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2dc71-level-5/#domestic-travel-restrictions

The regulations providing for these measures are set out in S.I. No. 701 of 2020. Regulation 4. of SI 701 sets out a non-exhaustive list of reasonable excuses for leaving one’s home. Statutory Instruments related to the Covid-19 pandemic are available here:- https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/1f150-view-statutory-instruments-related-to-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Question No. 601 answered with Question No. 488.