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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the current advice, visit:

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How to be Vetted for a “Volunteer” Role during COVID-19

Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19

Ireland is moving from a short-term emergency response approach to a medium-term approach to managing risk and repairing the damage that COVID-19 has inflicted on society.

Ireland is currently at Level 2 of the Plan for Living with COVID-19.

There are additional measures in place in Dublin.

Five things to know

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Latest News from An Garda Síochána

Videos from An Garda Síochána

Crime Prevention Advice

'Social Distancing' | Contacting An Garda Síochána

All Public Offices of Garda stations remain open. However, if you need to contact An Garda Síochána please consider the following:

- In an emergency always dial 999/112 - You should use this service if a crime or incident is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger.
- Non-emergency or general enquiries:
- For non-emergency or general enquiries, you can contact your local Garda Station by Telephone and Email;
- Contact details for all Garda stations and key offices are available in the Garda Stations Directory.

Domestic Abuse Advice and Videos

Latest News from An Garda Síochána

23 September 2020 | An Garda Síochána Update on Operations Navigation and Fanacht

- Vast Majority of Licensed Premises Continue to Comply With Regulations

- Gardaí found 15 potential breach incidents at licensed premises in the last week

- Over 500 checkpoints conducted over weekend in Dublin and surrounding counties under Operation Fanacht

18 September 2020 | An Garda Síochána recommences Operation Fanacht for Dublin City and County

An Garda Síochána will at midnight, Friday 18th September, recommence Operation Fanacht in Dublin city and county.

16 September 2020 | An Garda Síochána Operation Navigation Update 16/9/20

- Vast Majority of Licensed Premises Continue to Comply With Regulations.
- Gardaí found 16 potential breach incidents at licensed premises in the last week.

13 September 2020 | An Garda Síochána Increases High Visibility Patrols in Dublin to Support COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines

An Garda Síochána has increased high visibility patrols in Dublin to support the public health response to reducing the number of COVID-19 cases in the capital.

09 September 2020 | An Garda Síochána COVID-19 Statistics Update 9th September 2020

- Vast Majority of Licensed Premises Continue to Comply With Regulations.
- Gardaí found 13 potential breach incidents at licensed premises in the last week.

02 September 2020 | An Garda Síochána COVID-19 Statistics Update 2nd September 2020

- Vast Majority of Licensed Premises Continue to Comply With Regulations.
- 118 checkpoints conducted last weekend in Kildare and surrounding Divisions.

26 August 2020 | An Garda Síochána COVID-19 Statistics Update 26th August 2020

- Vast Majority of Licensed Premises Continue to Comply With Regulations.
- 138 checkpoints conducted last weekend in Kildare and surrounding Divisions.

19 August 2020 | An Garda Síochána COVID-19 Statistics Update 19th August 2020

Under Operation Navigation, An Garda Síochána has continued to find widespread compliance by licensed premises with the public health regulations.

12 August 2020 | An Garda Síochána COVID-19 Statistics Update 12th August 2020

Under Operation Navigation, An Garda Síochána continue to enforce Public Health Regulations and find widespread compliance by licenced premises.

10 August 2020 | An Garda Síochána Urge The Public to Flatten the Current Curve

An Garda Síochána are urging the public to continue to work together to minimise the risk to each other, to our families and the local community. The wearing on Face Coverings on Public Transport remains a Public Health Regulation. The wearing of Face Coverings in Certain Premises and Businesses is from now, the 10th August 2020, a Public Health Regulation.

7 August 2020 | Operation Fanacht Recommences as Localised Policing Operation in Counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly

An Garda Síochána at midnight, Friday 7th August, recommenced Operation Fanacht as a localised policing operation in Kildare, Laois and Offaly, focused on supporting public compliance with public health measures that are being implemented in these areas.

These measures are in place to protect the vulnerable in Kildare, Laois and Offaly, as well as to stop the spread of COVID-19. The measures are in place from midnight Friday 7 August until midnight Sunday 23 August. For more information visit www.gov.ie.

31 July 2020 | Operation Navigation Update - August Bank Holiday Weekend

An Garda Síochána’s Operation Navigation will continue this Bank Holiday weekend with a focus on compliance with the Public Health Regulations, by way of continued visits to Licensed Premises.

Videos from An Garda Síochána

Support for the Deaf Community

Below is a video regarding supporting the Deaf Community during this pandemic.

It highlights two ways for the Deaf Community to contacting An Garda Síochána - option 1 by emailing the Garda National Diversity and Integration Unit at diversity@garda.ie and option 2 by following the instructions in the video for contacting your local Garda Station by email.

Gardaí and Traveller Support groups appeal for cooperation with the COVID-19 guidelines

Physical Distancing Saves Lives

Physical distancing is keeping a 2m (6ft) space between you and other people. You should not shake hands or make close contact where possible.

This video demonstrates 2 metres:

Deputy Commissioner John Twomey | An Garda Síochána’s Response to Covid19

19 March 2020

"We don't want vulnerable people to put themselves at risk. We have restructured the deployment of our resources so we have the personnel available to respond to whatever the community needs." #washyourhands #socialdistancing

(Footage Courtesy of RTE - Primetime)

COVID-19 advice available on Video in several languages

Crime Prevention Advice

Home security and dealing with unexpected callers

Please read our leaflets for crime prevention advice on dealing with unexpected callers and home security:

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Covid-19 Unexpected Callers Crime Prevention Leaflet (Diversity)Covid-19 Home Crime Prevention Leaflet (Diversity)

These leaflets are available in multiple languages at the end of this page.

Securing Vacant Building Sites

Please read this leaflet and guidance document for crime prevention advice on securing vacant building sites:

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Covid-19 Securing Building Sites LeafletSecuring Building Sites Guidance

'Social Distancing' | Contacting An Garda Síochána

14 March 2020

During this 'Delay' phase of the National response to COVID-19 everyone is asked to work as a community to reduce the impact of COVID-19. Social distancing aims, through a variety of means, to decrease or interrupt the spread of COVID-19. It does this by minimising contact between potentially infected individuals and healthy individuals. Social distancing is keeping a 2m (6ft) space between you and other people. You should not shake hands or make close contact where possible.

All Public Offices of Garda stations remain open. However, if you need to contact An Garda Síochána please consider the following:

  • In an emergency always dial 999/112 - You should use this service if a crime or incident is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger.
  • Non-emergency or general enquiries:
  • For non-emergency or general enquiries, you can contact your local Garda Station by Telephone and Email.
  • Contact details for all Garda stations and key offices are available in the Garda Stations Directory

Did you know

You can report the theft of property (in certain circumstances) up to a value of €1000 online, please go to this link

In other circumstances, contact An Garda Síochána and we will attend to you as soon as practicable.

If you need to renew a passport, a Passport Card, or apply for a Passport Card this service may be available using the Online Passport Renewal Service.

Other Ways to Report Information to An Garda Síochána

Garda Confidential Line1800 666 111
Traffic Watch1890 205 805
Crimestoppers Freefone1800 250 025
Bribery and Corruption Confidential Reporting Line1800 40 60 80

Information from the HSE on measures in Response to COVID-19 for the General Public can be found here

The most current and up-to-date information from the HSE in relation to COVID-19 for the General Public can be found here

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) has compiled a list of words about coronavirus (also called COVID-19) with plain English explanations. Click here.

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Wearing of Face Coverings by Members of An Garda Síochána

During the COVID-19 pandemic, An Garda Síochána has adopted a dynamic risk assessment approach to the wearing of PPE. These assessments have incorporated the advices of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Garda Chief Medical Officer.

Following the advice issued by the Government on 15 May 2020, and ensuring the health and safety of all Garda personnel, members of An Garda Síochána will wear official-issue face coverings in situations where they are unable to maintain recommended social distancing and may be in close contact with people for more than 15 minutes.

When will face coverings be worn?

Face coverings will be worn:

  • on busy public transport or in enclosed indoor public areas / confined spaces (i.e. retail outlets);
  • while travelling in patrol cars in pairs (a maximum of two people have been assigned to a car);
  • in situations where engineering controls (screens, etc.) are not present, close contact is likely and social distancing is not possible.

When will face coverings not be worn?

Face coverings will not be worn:

  • in single occupancy patrol vehicles;
  • on outdoor patrol duty, including on mountain-bikes / motorcycles;
  • when social distancing can be maintained (for example, at checkpoints / open areas / foot patrols).

The use of face coverings is not a substitute for:

  • good hand hygiene
  • respiratory etiquette
  • physical distancing

The above recommendations remains the most effective ways of avoiding transmission or catching COVID-19.