Gardai are out on patrol across Co Mayo to ensure that the public cooperate with the new restrictions announced on Friday night by Taoiseach Leo Varadker.

For the next two weeks, people are only allowed to leave the homes for essential work, to buy food, attend medical appointments or for vital family reasons, or to take exercise within 2km of their home.

People over the age of 70 and those deemed vulnerable are urged to stay at home and cocoon.

The extra restrictions remain in place until Easter Sunday, when they will be reviewed.

Mayo's Chief Superintendent Tony Healy says people should carry documentation with them if they need to travel to work or medical appointments, in the event of being stopped by a Garda.

He told Midwest News says people are broadly abiding by the new restrictions, but Gardai have the power to intervene where there are breaches...

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