As new lockdown restrictions come into effect today, gardaí will be carrying out high-visibility checkpoints in local areas to enforce the 5km limit.
As well as checkpoints, there will be garda patrols in key public areas such as parks and other recreational areas.
Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey tweeted, “Under Level 5, we are asking people to not make journeys unless they are essential. To minimise their contacts. To maintain social distancing. To wash their hands. By taking these steps, we can help protect our loves ones, our neighbours, and our communities.”