Gardaí in Donegal are asking people to re-think their journeys following the introduction of Level 4 restrictions on Friday.
The public is being asked not to travel unless essential and not to travel outside the county.
“Fewer journeys means fewer interactions means fewer chances for COVID-19 to spread,” is the message from gardaí today.
An Garda Síochána in Donegal is appealing to those providing accommodation and food services, (caravan parks, hotels and similar accommodation services), to adhere to the public health guidelines and public health regulations.
Such services – under the current measures – are to be provided to guests travelling for essential non-social and non-tourist purposes only.
An Garda Síochána will be liaising with accommodation and food services providers in County Donegal in respect of compliance with the relevant guidelines and regulations.
Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn said, “I am appealing to the public to remain within their county as per the regulations which are now in place. We must confine our movements to essential journeys only. I am also reminding accommodation operators including caravan parks and hotels that accommodation services should be provided for essential accommodation purposes only in line with the current guidelines”.
“We are appealing to the public to assist us and their communities in driving down the numbers of Covid-19 cases. We can do this by abiding by the new Level 4 restrictions, washing our hands, keeping our distance from people, and wearing a face covering”.
A graduated policing response will be adopted by members of An Garda Síochána, to ensure individuals comply with the Government’s temporary restrictions, by implementing the three-step escalating principles of Engage, Explain and Encourage. Enforcement will be implemented as a last resort.