Face Masks in Ireland

Face masks are now mandatory on all public transport in Ireland as of Monday 13th of July.

Fines of up to $2,500 have been introduced as well with a jail sentence. Compliance across the country seems to be slow. In Dublin the main operations of public transport are Dublin Bus, the LUAS and the DART. The enforcement of these laws is met by the security guards on each from of transport as well as An Garda Síochána.

The next step is face masks being made compulsory in shops across the country. The interesting note about this is that face masks seem to be generally accepted in all indoor public settings with large compliance from the public. Employees in shops generally seem to have taken a different route.

Tesco, Lidl, Supervalu, Centra and many more shops have made face masks optional to their employees, NOT mandatory. Meaning that with general compliance in the general public there is a definite cause for the public protecting employees and not the other way round.