However, they must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons.
The local lockdown in force in Kildare, Laois and Offaly highlights the significant challenges and uncertainty facing Irish businesses because of Covid -19.
That's according to the head of the Irish Hotels Federation.
While all cafes, bars and restaurants in the three counties have closed again, hotels can remain open but they must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons.
Elaina Fitzgerald Kane says the vulnerability of our economy is in the spotlight as a result of this local lockdown:
Ger Alley is the General Manager of the Heritage Hotel in Killinard in Co. Laois.
He says last night's announcement is going to have a huge impact on the business: