GARDAÍ have had an increased presence around some of Donegal’s beaches and beauty spots in recent days.
As the country moved to Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, which include a 5km travel limit, Gardaí are on the beat to enforce the guidelines.
Officers have been engaging with members of the public in a bid to ensure compliance.
Gardaí have been on patrol at several areas across Donegal so far this weekend.
A Garda spokesperson said: “An Garda Síochána will be carrying out intensive mobile high visibility checkpoints within local areas to engage, explain and encourage persons to support public health guidelines.
“An Garda Síochána will continue to engage in high-visibility patrolling in key public areas such as parks and recreational areas.
“This will see Gardai continue to work with individuals, communities and businesses in supporting each other during the move to Level 5 of Plan for Living with COVID-19.”
An Garda Síochána has reminded the public that the travel restrictions do not apply in the case of domestic violence or to escape a risk of harm, whether to the person or to another person.
A spokesperson said: “If you are a victim of abuse or you know of a family member or friend who is a victim of such abuse, that information is important to us and I ask that you make contact with An Garda Síochána.
“If you require urgent assistance or support, please call 999 or 112, we are there to listen to help and to protect.
“If you are unable to make phone contact please approach any member of An Garda Síochána on duty, on patrol, on a checkpoint and look for assistance, we are here to help”.Tags: