Get advice View all Briefings Latest Government Guidelines in the Republic of Ireland Government guidance for people who work and participate in the arts in the Republic of Ireland. The Irish Government announced that the country would return to Level 5 restrictions until the end of January, when the restrictions may change. At Level 5, the public health risk means that people will be asked to stay at home, except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes, or to take exercise within 5km of home. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings. People should stay within their household (or support bubble if you live alone). Organised gatherings are not permitted indoors or outdoors. During this period, remote and digital activities can continue and groups can take steps to plan for a safe return to certain activities as and when restrictions are eased further in the future. See the latest guidelines for other nations.