No substantial easing of restrictions beyond the re-opening of schools are expected until May.
It’s been reported that the Cabinet subcommittee on Covid-19 heard last night that the country won’t be moving from Level 5 to Level 4 restrictions for some time.
The phased re-opening of schools is expected over March and early April.
In an interview with the Irish Mirror, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that “it’s been a long lockdown already and I would say to people it’s worth it”.
“We are looking at a continuation of severe restrictions right into April,” he said. “We’ve already certainly indicated that beyond Easter we’ll look at it again but until the end of April you can look at significant restrictions and we’ll review it after that then because we’ll have to see where we are,” he said.