Gardaí urging people to "limit social contacts" as temperatures to soar on Saturday 1 month ago

Gardaí urging people to "limit social contacts" as temperatures to soar on Saturday

They have issued 3,600 fines to people attending or organising house parties to date.

Gardaí are urging people to limit their social contacts this weekend as temperatures are set to soar on Saturday.

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An Garda Síochána said they will be "continuing high visibility patrols" at public amenities, parks, and beauty spots across the country this weekend.

Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, Anne Marie McMahon said that the "vast majority of people" are complying with public health regulations, however, it is important to stay vigilant.

"The vast majority of people are continuing to comply with the public health regulations. This is making a positive difference in tackling the spread of Covid-19," she said.

"With good weather forecast this weekend we would ask people to continue to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Please limit your social contacts. Please do not meet in large groups. Please do not attend parties or gatherings held inside or outside.”

To date, Gardaí have issued approximately 20,566 Covid-19 fines across the range of all Covid-19 breaches, including 14,730 €100 fines for non-essential travel and 378 fines of €80 each for not wearing a face covering.

Saturday is set to be one of the hottest days of the year so far, with temperatures reaching as high as 20 degrees in Ireland.

This comes after Met Éireann's meteorologist Siobhán Ryan told JOE that "good sunshine" will be here to stay right out until the end of the week and even into the early days of next week.

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