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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 4 November 2020

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Questions (122)

Carol Nolan


122. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health if there is provision for healthcare workers that have had to temporarily leave employment to reclaim medical expenses incurred as a result of contracting Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33973/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

In line with the Guidance and FAQs document for Public Service Employers in relation to working arrangements during Covid-19 prepared and circulated by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, provision is made for public health sector employees to receive Special Leave with Pay should they contract Covid-19 and need to remain absent from the workplace.

According to the HSE website, Covid-19 tests and GP assessments are free of charge. This includes GP out-of-hours services.