People asked to note who they meet up with this weekend to aid contact tracing

Health officials are urging people to keep a record of who they’re meeting up with this bank holiday weekend.

They say it’ll help contact tracing teams if someone develops symptoms and later tests positive.

Temperatures are set to hit 26 degrees today and anyone meeting up at parks, beaches or beauty spots are being encouraged to follow the public health advice.

A further six people with Covid 19 have died in the Republic, bringing the death toll to 1,645, and there are 39 new confirmed cases.

Leitrim now has 83 cases, Longford’s cases have decreased to 280 and Roscommon’s cases are now at a total of 320.