Donegal will enter level three Covid-19 restrictions from midnight tonight.
Businesses in the county were given a little more than 24 hours to prepare for the change.
It will be the same restrictions as are in Dublin – including a ban on indoor dining.
However, pubs that don’t serve food will be allowed to open with outdoor service only.
Acting Chief Medical Officer, Ronan Glynn, says a high spread of Covid-19 in Derry has had an impact on Donegal:
The 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 in one area in Donegal is the highest in the country.
The rate in Stranorlar is 336 per 100,000 population, which the Taoiseach says is particularly concerning.
Dr Denis McCauley is a GP in the town – he says the current rate is alarming.