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Important information about the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

By 25 January 2021January 27th, 2021No Comments

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

The COVID-19 vaccine is here, and the HSE has already started giving the vaccine to people in the highest priority groups – frontline healthcare workers, and older people living in long-term care facilities.

The COVID-19 vaccine will offer you protection from COVID-19, and it should also protect you from the serious complications of this virus.

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, has reassured that the vaccine will be available for everyone regardless of their immigration status.

“I strongly urge anyone in this country, regardless of their current status, to come forward to receive a vaccine when it is made available to them. I can give a commitment here today no information gathered as part of that process will be passed to the immigration authorities.” – Min for Justice (December 2020)

We encourage everyone in Ireland to read about the COVID-19 vaccine and to get their information from a factual, trusted source.

 Self-isolation and restricted movements

You can watch the latest self-isolation and restricted movements ad here. 

Isolation quick guide: applying to those aged greater than 3 months and up to 13th birthday

You can find the guide here.

Isolation quick guide: adults and children from their 13th birthday

You can find the guide here.

New testing and self-isolation requirements for incoming travelers, including healthcare workers, to Ireland from Great Britain, South Africa and Brazil

Please find further details here.

Cleaning guidance for use in non-healthcare settings: General cleaning principles, and cleaning guidance when a person with COVID-19 has been in a setting

You can find the guidance here.