In response to a spike in Covid-19 cases, the government has issued restrictions for Kildare, Laois and Offaly.
Residents of these counties will be allowed to travel for farming and certain family reasons but their movements will be restricted for the next two weeks.
Residents are only permitted to travel outside their county in order to travel to work, childcare or looking after vulnerable relatives.
Cafés restaurants and bars have been closed down and all sporting events have also stopped.
Garda checkpoints will be put in place and the government is to sign a regulation to enforce these measures over the weekend.