Statement by Archbishop Michael Jackson as country to move to Level 3 restrictions
Archbishop Michael Jackson has made the following statement in response to this evening’s Government announcement that all counties are to move to Level 3 of the Plan for Living with Covid–19.
“Words like restrictions and enforcement do not sit well with us. But once again the fight against Covid–19 calls for us to make sacrifices for the greater good.
“Those who carry responsibility for health and for society in NPHET and in Government have asked up front for our compliance to halt the spread of the virus.
“The impact of the coronavirus on our public health, wellbeing, mental health and economic life is already devastating for individuals and communities right across Ireland.
“We are now called upon to exercise commitment and compliance in the clear understanding that our lives and the lives of our neighbours, one by one, depend on our individual commitment to our civic duty in all parts of our lives.
“I express my admiration for all who keep our society going and call upon everyone to do the right thing to halt the spread of the virus.”