As the Irish government ramps up Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, click and collect is coming to an end.
Shops deemed ‘non-essential’, largely the retail sector, have relied on click-and-collect services online to keep the doors open.
Order on the website, pick up at the shop, Bob’s your uncle.
Restaurants, cafés, sandwich bars and the rest of the food sector too have been using the principal since lockdown began.
And while click and collect will end tonight for retailers, it very much remains in place for the food service sector.
Per the latest Government announcements today
“Click and collect from non-essential retail outlets should be discontinued with immediate effect. Existing orders may be collected. Click and deliver will continue to be permitted.”
What else is happening under Level 5 restrictions?
As it stands, the restrictions are in place until “at least” 31 January, which means
- Schools are closed
- All non-essential retail closed
- A 5km limit applies to exercise
- No outdoor events or gatherings
- Restaurants and food outlets are limited to takeout or delivery services only
You can find the full list of Covid-19 restrictions here.