A high-ranking member of An Garda Síochána has appealed with the public to continue observing the strict health guidelines as the battle to contain the spread of Coronavirus continues.
Sundays continue to be an important day for families but the traditions of visiting and going for a drive need to be strictly curtailed at this time.
The Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey addressed the issue this Sunday morning.
“We want to thank people for the high level of compliance with the health guidelines.
“It is vital that continues today and for the rest of the time they are due to be in place.
“By working together and keeping to the HSE advice, we can flatten the curve and save lives.”
Deputy Twomey added that people should continue to stay home, exercise within 2km of their home, and practice social distancing.
Garda checkpoints are in place at various locations around the county as guards routinely stop people to enquire as to their need to be travelling.
“The HSE guidelines are designed to ensure that we stop the spread of COVID-19 and we reduce the risk to our friends and families.
“It is in all our interests that they are adhered to,” said Deputy Twomey.
Deputy Commissioner Twomey chairs An Garda Síochána’s National COVID-19 Co-Ordination Centre.
The Centre, which is based at Garda Headquarters, co-ordinates the organisation’s strategic response to COVID-19.