Covid-19 Level 3 Restrictions in Limerick

Following the government’s announcement to move the country to Covid Level 3 at midnight on Tuesday 6th October, there are now added restrictions in place which means, with the exception of education, work, medical or other essential purposes, we need to stay within the County of Limerick and safely enjoy what Limerick has to offer at this time. 

Social & Family Gatherings

  • A maximum of six people from one other household can visit you in your home or garden.
  • No social or family gatherings should take place in other settings outside your home or garden.

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Organised Outdoor/ Indoor Gatherings

  • No organised indoor gatherings should take place. For example, business, training events, conferences, events in theatres and cinemas or other arts events (excluding sport).
  • Organised outdoor gatherings of up to 15 people can take place.

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  • Training outdoors is permitted for non contact training only in pods of up to 15 (exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship).
  • Training indoors is permitted for individual training only. No exercise or dance classes.
  • No matches or other sporting events will take place, with the exception of professional, elite, inter-county, and senior club championship, which will take place behind closed doors.
  • Gyms, Leisure Centres & Swimming Pools remain open for individual use only, and with protective measures in place.

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Religious Services

Religious services move online. Places of worship remain open for private prayer.

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Museums, Galleries & Other Cultural Attractions

All venues closed.

Libraries will be available for 'call and collect' and e-services.

While libraries are closed to the public for now, a selection of Limerick library branches are operating a 'Call & Collect' service from Wednesday 7th October 2020. All you need to do is contact your local branch by phone or email and let them know what your reading interests are. They will make a selection for you and you will be allocated a collection time to pick up your books, audio books or DVDs at the library’s entrance area. For a list of Limerick libraries operating a 'Call & Collect' service, click here.

Limerick Libraries hugely popular online service, providing free access to eBooks, newspapers, magazines, local history, language learning, courses and online story time will continue to be provided. Click here for more.

With many public spaces off limits for the time being, why not take a trip down Limerick's memory lane and explore Limerick Archives fascinating resources available online? Click here for more.

For the most up to date online events, please check with the individual theatre and music venues.

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Bars, Cafés & Restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars)

We’re still able to visit our favourite restaurants and cafes (including bars or pubs serving food or wet pubs) for take-away and delivery, and outdoor dining to a maximum of 15 people, but it’s vitally important to stay safe and there are plenty of ways to do that and keep it an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Click here to browse Shop Limerick Restaurants.

If you want to prepare something special at home for your family using the freshest ingredients, you can order your weekly shopping from Shop Limerick virtual marketplace. Place your order, pay online and have your shopping delivered or collect it yourself (please check with individual retailers for local neighbourhood deliveries).

Nightclubs, discos and casinos remain closed.

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Hotels & Accommodation

Hotels, guesthouses and B&B's remain open, but with services limited to residents. You can enjoy a meal in the hotel restaurant or sit and relax in the hotel bar when staying overnight.

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Outdoor Playgrounds, Play Areas & Parks

All outdoor playgrounds, play areas and parks remain open with protective measures in place.

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  • Walk or cycle where possible.
  • Public transport capacity will be limited to 50%.
  • Essential workers and essential purposes only.

Face coverings must be worn.

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Retail and Services

All retail shops and shopping centres remain open. All services such as hairdressers, beauticians, barbers and opticians remain open with strict adherence to sectoral guidance on protective measures.

Face coverings must be worn.

There is specific guidance available for the retail sector, shopping centres, spas and shopping safely during the pandemic. Visit for more information.

For those who can't go shopping in person, you can visit Shop Limerick.

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Please Note: Level 3 Covid Restrictions apply for people living in and visiting Limerick with implications for many events, attractions and businesses. We recommend you check with relevant businesses for latest updates.