Gardaí are to ramp up enforcement of Level 5 lockdown restrictions from today with on-the-spot fines for people found to be in breach of the public health measures.
People found to have left their home without a reasonable excuse may now receive a €100 Fixed Charge Notice.
The fixed charge penalty notice will be sent out in the post, and they will have 28 days to pay.
In some cases, where appropriate, Gardaí may seek a direction from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
“An Garda Síochána continues to see significant compliance by the public with Public Health Regulations,” said Deputy Commissioner John Twomey, Policing and Security.
“However we also continue to see some activity which is in contravention of these regulations introduced to stop the current spread of Covid-19 and protect our communities.
“I appeal to every person without a reasonable excuse for travel – Stay at Home, this is your duty as a citizen and will save lives and support our front line services, nurses, doctors, hospital staff and my Garda colleagues at this time.”