Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ceisteanna (204)

Alan Kelly


204. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the reason exemptions have been made for certain occupations to avoid having to self-isolate when returning from a non-green list country since Covid-19 reached here by categories (details supplied) in tabular form. [23043/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Passengers arriving to Ireland from locations that are not on the Government Green List are advised in the interest of public health to restrict their movements form 14 days.

This advisory does not apply to essential supply chain workers. This provision is made to ensure that our supply chains are protected and is in keeping with European Commission communication C(2020) 1897 on the implementation of Green Lanes.

Further, advice for those travelling for essential work or business is provided on as follows:

"You may need to travel here for essential work, if this expertise is not available locally. You are still asked to follow public health advice and restrict your movements when you're not working.

You may need to travel overseas from Ireland for essential work. If you do, you are asked to restrict your movements when you return."