The Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 will meet later to finalise the government's new 'Living with Covid' plan.

The new strategy is due to be published tomorrow, and will set out five levels of restrictions for the next six to nine months.

No more than 10 people from three different households will be allowed gather in family homes over the next seven months.

Crowds are to be allowed return to sporting events and employees will be told to go back to offices.

There will be a five-level tier of a restrictions, with level one being light, while five would be lockdown like was imposed in March and would be dependent  on the spread of the virus in a given area.

Under the lightest of restrictions ten visitors from three separate households would be allowed  to gather and  that will be in effect until April.

The focus of the plan is to be around ensuring schools and creches around the country stay open.

Meanwhile, up to 5,000 spectators are to be allowed into the country's large stadia like Croke Park and the Aviva Stadium, while there will be a cap of 500 on smaller venues.

It's also understood the Government plan to deal with urban businesses who are struggling by encouraging businesses to bring workers back to the office.

It's understood Dublin could face higher levels of restriction under the plan, due to the levels of the virus in the capital.

Covid-19 Lead at the Irish College of General Practitioners, Dr. Nuala O'Connor, says the new measures could be with us for a very long time.


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