What does Level 4 restrictions mean?

The Government has moved Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan to Level 4 restrictions Covid-19 restrictions. But what does Level 4 restrictions actually means?

Level 4 restrictions is the fourth highest level of restrictions in the Government’s Covid-19 roadmap which was introduced in mid-September.


Under Level 4 restrictions, visitors to private homes are forbidden. This rule is now also in effect nationwide.

No social/family gatherings should take place, with exemptions to this for weddings and funerals.

25 mourners can attend a funeral.

A wedding can be attended with up to six guests.

Business and Services

Only essential businesses can remain open under Level 4.

Restaurants and cafes (including bars/pubs serving food/wet pubs) may remain open for take-away and delivery and outdoor dining/service to an absolute maximum of 15 people.

Work and Education

Schools and education facilities will remain open.

All workers should work from home unless absolutely necessary.


Gyms, swimming pool and any leisure centres are closed.

No matches or other sporting events should take place, with the exception of professional, elite, inter county and senior club championship – all to take place behind closed doors.

Non-contact training can take place outdoors. However a maximum of 15 people can train at any one time.

You can find a full list of all implications of Level 4 restrictions on the government website here: