The List of Essential Services at Level 5

The List of Essential Services at Level 5

In an effort to stop the spread of the virus, the Irish government imposed the Level 5 restriction to all social and economic activities, but some essential services are allowed to remain open. Below is the list of essential services under Level 5:

 

  1. Agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fishing, animal welfare and related services
  • farming and animal production
  • fishing for commercial purposes
  • forestry
  • veterinary

 

  1. Manufacturing
  • food and beverage 
  • animal feeds
  • work-wear apparel, personal protective equipment or footwear
  • wood pulp, paper and paperboard
  • printing of newspapers and other resources for the media 
  • coke and petroleum products distillation 
  • alumina refining
  • pharmaceutical products
  • electronic equipment (including medical appliances)

 

  1. Supply, repair and installation of machinery and equipment
  • mechanically propelled vehicles
  • industrial machinery and equipment
  • repair of bicycles

 

  1. Electricity, gas, water, sewage and waste management

 

  1. Construction and development (close from 6pm)
  • social housing projects
  • critical transport and infrastructure construction 
  • essential health and related projects

 

  1. Wholesale and retail trade
  • sale of food, beverages, fuel, medical products and appliances, critical health and animal care items

 

  1. Transport, storage and communications
  • land,sea and air transport
  • warehousing and support activities

 

  1. Accommodation and food services
  • Guests traveling in hotel for non-social, leisure, cultural or tourist purpose
  • F&B service for delivery

 

  1. Information and communications
  • newspapers, journals and periodicals 
  • television and radio programmes, broadcast
  • data centre services

 

  1. Financial and legal activities
  • financial, insurance and banking services (including post office and credit union services) 
  • accounting, audit services
  • legal services

 

  1. Professional, scientific and technical activities
  • Technology, engineering and research tasks
  • scientific research and development services
  • regulation, inspection and certification services

 

  1. Rental and leasing activities
  • property letting and management services
  • rental or leasing of mechanically propelled vehicles

 

  1. Administrative and support activities
  • payroll services, human resources services 
  • data processing, website hosting and related activities
  • funeral, burial services
  • business support services
  • essential health and safety training 

 

  1. Public administration, emergency services and defence
  • Garda Síochána, Defence Forces
  • public order, rescue and emergency services
  • prison services and child detention services 
  • social protection benefits
  • regulatory processes and certification services
  • chaplaincy services

 

  1. Human health and social work activities 
  • Hospital, therapy, dental services

 

  1. Education
  • School teaching, SNA support are being provided.
  • The resumption of the Early Childhood programme is delayed until 1 February.
  • Higher education remains primarily online.

 

  1. Voluntary and Charitable programs
  2. Diplomatic missions and consular affairs

 

Reference: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/c9158-essential-services/#diplomatic-missions-and-consular-affairs

 

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