COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources      

Following the Government announcement on Friday evening 21st January 2022 on the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions information on our website will be updated to reflect relevant changes however in the interim please visit for the latest advice on what restrictions remain

Public Health general advice on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illness

COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. The Government is leading the response in Ireland to this national public health risk and providing up to date information and advice at Key documents are:

Work Safely Protocol

The Work Safely Protocol is the 4th revision of the Return to Work Safely Protocol first published in May 2020.  It  is a general document that applies to all work sectors.  The Protocol incorporates the current advice on Public Health measures needed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community and workplaces.  It sets out the minimum measures required to facilitate the re-opening of workplaces following temporary closures, and the ongoing safe operation of those workplaces.  The latest technical updates include information on latest restrictions and additional information on ventilation.

Reframing the Challenge, Continuing Our Recovery and Reconnecting

On the 31st August 2021 the Government published Reframing the Challenge, Continuing Our Recovery and Reconnecting. This plan sets out the easing of public health restrictions, in particular during September and October.  

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