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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 4 November 2020

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Questions (122)

Carol Nolan

Question:

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.

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