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  • ‘Turn-back’ rate at four major checkpoints on May 1 – 0.16%
  • Gardaí have invoked regulations 139 times out of hundreds of thousands of interactions with public
  • Pre-existing enforcement powers used in 1,172 incidents
  • 52 incidents of spitting and/or coughing against members of An Garda Síochána.

In supporting the COVID-19 public health guidelines, An Garda Síochána has adopted a graduated policing response based on its tradition of policing by consent. This has seen Garda members engage, educate, encourage and, as a last resort, enforce.

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