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Fines for breaching Covid-19 regulations on Cabinet agenda

The Cabinet will consider a number of measures arising from the decision to move the country to Level  5 restrictions from midnight tomorrow for six weeks.

The issue of fines is set for discussion, with Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly bringing a proposal to Cabinet that would allow for fixed charge notices or fines for breaches of regulations.

It is likely penalties could be introduced for breaches of the regulation that states people must exercise within 5km of their home.

Official documents last night said that there will be a penalty for movement outside the 5km limit, unless it is for essential work, medical appointments or providing care to children or the elderly.

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