The Government says small numbers of immediate family can still attend funerals of people who die during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Speaking at Government Buildings this afternoon, Liz Canavan, assistant secretary for social policy at the Department of the Taoiseach, spoke about funeral arrangements.
She said the Government wants to ensure families can bury their loved ones in a respectable manner while ensuring that everyone is protected from Covid-19.
Ms Canavan said immediate family members can still attend funeral services providing social distancing rules are respected.
She said that immediate family members can still attend funerals of loved ones, as long as social distancing measures can be observed, but that the general rule should be that the number of people in places of worship, and at the graveside should not exceed 10.
She added other parts of the health service are continuing to operate during the Covid-19 outbreak and that people should attend medical appointments unless they have been cancelled.
Ms Canavan also said the Government is getting queries as to what separated parents should do in terms of visitation due to the restrictions.
She said they are encouraging people to follow the guidance on restricting movements.
She said work is under way to develop a new Covid-19 mobile app for real-time tracking and digital contact tracing.Tags: