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19th Sep 2020

Adult GAA games continuing in Dublin – what you can and can’t do in Level 3

Conan Doherty

If you’re here for the barbers, relax yourself. They’re staying open.

Dublin has moved to Level 3 of Ireland’s Living with Covid Plan as of Saturday and whilst a number of restrictions will tighten, some things will remain.

With the rest of the country in Level 2, the capital is facing its own lockdown of sorts with these measures put in place until Friday 9 October.

Here’s an overview of what’s happening in Dublin in Level 3.

Visitors to your home

You can have people over from one other household just.

And you can only have a maximum of six people.

Outdoor gatherings

Whilst the plan states that no other social gatherings should take place outside the home, apart from ‘organised events’ capped at 15 people, the Cabinet said that they are not intending to forbid casual meetings in a park.


Indoors – only individual training can take place.

Outdoors – only groups of 15 can meet for non-contact training (exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship).

No matches are events are to take place – HOWEVER…

Dublin GAA chairman John Costello confirmed to clubs last night that games will be continuing as planned, even for those no longer in the championship. Dublin organised a cup competition this season for teams who exited their respective championships and Costello says that is, in effect, an extension of the championship.

“The Dublin GAA adult programme of games will proceed as scheduled this weekend even though Dublin has moved to Level 3 restrictions.

“No spectators are allowed.

“I have received confirmation from the Government that “senior” in the context of sport means adult and includes junior, intermediate and senior grades.

“Our cup competitions are an extension of the championships and can continue also.”

Gyms/pools/leisure centres

They’ll stay open for individual training.

Religious services

Mass is online again. Private prayer in places of worship is allowed.


Up to 25 can attend (as of Monday).

Up to 50 can attend in Level 2 and that’s the same for Dublin on Saturday and Sunday.


Same as above.

Cinemas, museums, galleries


I know. I know.

Bars, cafes, restaurants

Only for takeaway or outdoor dining of up to 15 people.

Wet pubs


Night clubs


Hotels etc

They will remain open.


They will remain open.


They will remain open.

Shopping centres

They will remain open.

Schools etc

They will remain open.


Work from home unless absolutely necessary.

Domestic travel

Residents of Dublin must stay in the county of Dublin, unless it’s absolutely necessary to travel for work, education or other essential purposes.

Dublin transport

Will be limited to 50% capacity. Same measures apply.

Residential care facilities

Visits suspended, aside from critical and compassionate circumstances.

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