Local Sinn Fein TDs Pearse Doherty and Pádraig Mac Lochalainn have encouraged Donegal people to “get ahead of this virus.”
They were reacting to the news that the county will move to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions at midnight tomorrow evening.
The politicians said the news this evening that Donegal will move to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions will come as very difficult news for the people of the county.
They said “People have tried very hard in recent months to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a very challenging time. We now need to dig deep and get back to Level 2 as soon as possible.
“Together we can get ahead of the virus by following public health advice, by limiting our social contacts and staying safe.
“This evening’s news will be particularly difficult for businesses and for workers – many of whom have just returned to work in recent days – and who now face being made unemployed again and for their families.”
They further called on the Government to do all they can on a financial basis to help the people of Donegal.
“It is crucial that cuts to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment by government, which have taken effect this week, are reversed and that it is restored to its full level.
“We have been in contact with government this evening to relay this message and to stress the need for adequate supports to be made available to businesses in Donegal. That is vital in the time ahead.”