Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (722)

Holly Cairns


722. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if employees of her Department have received Covid-19 vaccines due to their role in the Department; if so, the rationale for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2407/21]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

I can confirm that my Department's staff are not front-line workers and have therefore not been offered Covid vaccines due to their status as Non-front-line workers.

However, they will be offered the vaccine, in due course, as part of Government community roll-out of the vaccine.

The Department continues to adhere to public health advice in relation to Covid and to follow the guidance on working arrangements and temporary assignments for the civil and public service, as issued by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.