Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (82)

Holly Cairns


82. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Transport if employees of his Department have received Covid-19 vaccines due to their role in the Department; if so, the rationale for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2411/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Staff in my Department have not yet received COVID-19 vaccinations.

Staff will be vaccinated according to the schedule of vaccination as outlined in the National COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy. Staff may fall under different priority levels as defined under the Strategy, depending on the nature of their work, their age and health status.

The vast majority of staff in my Department have been working from home since March 2020 and will continue to do so in accordance with the advice under the Government's Plan for Living with COVID-19 during the currency of the Plan. Where staff are required to attend the office all necessary measures have been implemented to ensure appropriate physical/social distancing.

Question No. 83 answered with Question No. 80.