Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (755, 756, 757)

Darren O'Rourke

Ceist:

755. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Health the number of passenger locator forms filled in to date by month; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27231/20]

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Darren O'Rourke

Ceist:

756. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Health the number of persons who have filled in the passenger locator form since it went online; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27232/20]

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Darren O'Rourke

Ceist:

757. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Health the number of offences recorded to date for a failure to fill in the passenger locator form, for providing false or misleading information on the passenger locator form, for not providing an update of the information in section 3 of the form changes for the next 14 days or period of stay, or for a failure to give an officer who requests it information required to verify the details on this form; the number of prosecutions taken to date for offences to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27234/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 755, 756 and 757 together.

The electronic COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form (ePLF) was launched in an online format for passengers arriving into Ireland on or after 26 August 2020.

SI 181/2020 provides for a number of offences related to the passenger locator form. The role of the Passenger Locator Form contact centre is to refer people where an offence is suspected. However, it is a matter for An Garda Siochána to decide to pursue any non compliance with these requirements.

Since 26 August, the Passenger Locator Form contact centre has referred 12 cases to An Garda Siochána for consideration.