Health officials are concerned about people travelling this weekend.
Increased compliance with lockdown measures will give a better chance of shortening the ongoing restrictions.
That's the message from Superintendent in Portlaoise Anthony Petit, who says they will be out in force during the bank holiday weekend to ensure movement restrictions are being adhered to.
Reasons for journeys given to gardai at checkpoints in recent days include collection of old tyres and buying a crib online.
While one driver in Offaly was clocked travelling at 159kmph in an 80kmph zone.
Supt. Petit is hopeful that they won't have to use the new powers given to them by the health minister: