Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Ceisteanna (2610, 2656, 2665, 2862, 2885, 2988, 3289)

Pádraig MacLochlainn

Ceist:

2610. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Health the measures that will be put in place by his Department to ensure that cross-Border workers who availed of the Covid-19 vaccine in the Northern Ireland will be included in the roll-out of the EU Digital COVID Certificate in this State. [38363/21]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

2656. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if cross-Border workers vaccinated in the North will receive a European vaccine certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38663/21]

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Brendan Smith

Ceist:

2665. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if persons resident in this State who have been fully vaccinated in Northern Ireland with a European Medicines Agency approved vaccine will be entitled to a vaccine certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38686/21]

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Fergus O'Dowd

Ceist:

2862. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Health the process by which Irish citizens that reside in the Republic of Ireland but work in Northern Ireland and have been fully vaccinated in Northern Ireland can apply for the EU Digital COVID Certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39415/21]

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Gerald Nash

Ceist:

2885. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Health if Irish citizens and their family members who have been vaccinated in Northern Ireland will be eligible for the Digital COVID Certificate in (EU) 2021/953 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39479/21]

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Brendan Smith

Ceist:

2988. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health the way in which cross-border workers who are residing in the Republic of Ireland but working in Northern Ireland and who have received their vaccinations in Northern Ireland can access the EU Digital COVID Certificate (details supplied). [39785/21]

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Brendan Smith

Ceist:

3289. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if Irish citizens living in Northern Ireland that have been fully vaccinated with an approved EMA vaccine will be entitled to the EU Digital COVID Certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41267/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2610, 2656, 2665, 2862, 2885, 2988 and 3289 together.

The Digital COVID Certificate Regulation is intended to facilitate people’s fundamental right to move and reside freely and help to support the lifting of restrictions currently in place in a coordinated manner within the EU.

As the Minister for Health, I am supporting the work of my Department in collaborating with relevant Departments under the leadership of the Department of Taoiseach to assist in the on-going implementation of the EU Digital COVID Certificates.

Arrangements for provision of vaccination certificates to persons not vaccinated in Ireland, including Irish citizens vaccinated in Northern Ireland, will be considered once the initial roll-out is in place.