Covid-19: Government publishes list of essential workers that may travel to work 2 months ago

Covid-19: Government publishes list of essential workers that may travel to work

16 categories have been identified where people may leave their homes to attend work.

All employees should work from home if at all possible.

That's the message from the government following an evening press briefing on Saturday shortly before the latest Covid-19 figures were issued by the Department of Health.

In line with the official list of essential retail outlets, the government has now provided the full assembly of the 16 categories of services where people will be permitted to leave their homes to attend work.

The categories are as follows:

  • Agriculture and fishing
  • Manufacturing
  • Repair and installation of machinery and equipment
  • Electricity, gas and water
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and retail trade
  • Transport, storage and communication
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Information and communications
  • Financial and legal activities
  • Professional, scientific and technical activities
  • Rental and leasing activities
  • Administrative and support services
  • Public administration and defence
  • Human health and social work activities
  • Community/voluntary services

For a full breakdown on the specifics of each category, people may follow this link.

14 further individuals have died from the Covid-19 coronavirus in the Republic of Ireland, according to the latest figures released by the Department of Health.

All 14 deaths are associated with the east of the country with a median age of 81. The total number of related deaths in the Republic now stands at 36.

294 new cases of Covid-19 were announced in tandem, bringing the overall total in the Republic to 2,415.

49 new cases were announced in Northern Ireland on Saturday, alongside two further deaths. There are now 324 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

Combined with the latest figures from the Republic, the total amount of cases on the island of Ireland is 2,739. The total number of related deaths on the island of Ireland stands at 51.

On Friday evening, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar unveiled new restrictive measures for the country, effectively amounting to a two-week lockdown.