Here is the Government’s list of essential retail outlets
Anything not included on the list is expected to close until 19 April.
Speaking on Tuesday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced a number of changes that will be made due to the spread of Covid-19.
One of the standout pieces of information from Tuesday's press conference was that all non-essential retail outlets would be closed from midnight (24 March) onward.
The Government has since released a list of the essential outlets, meaning that anything not included on the list is expected to close until 19 April at the earliest.
The list is as follows:
- Retail and wholesale of food, beverages and newspapers in non-specialised and specialised stores.
- Retail sale of household consumer products necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation of residences and businesses.
- Pharmacies/chemists and retailers providing pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical or dispensing services.
- Retail sale of selling medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores.
- Fuel stations and heating providers.
- Retailers involved in the repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and bicycle repair and related facilities.
- Retail sale of essential items for the health and welfare of animals, including animal feed and medicines, animal food, pet food and animal supplies.
- Laundries and drycleaners.
- Banks, post offices and credit unions.
- Retail sale of safety supply stores.
- Hardware stores and builders' merchant stores that provide hardware products necessary for home and business maintenance.
- Retail sale of offices products and services for individuals working from home or businesses.
- Retailers providing electrical, IT and phone sales, repair and maintenance services for home