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HR COVID-19 circulars for staff

This page gives a brief summary of the most recent COVID-19 related circulars issued by HR. These circulars give HR guidance and information to managers and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Most recent circulars related to COVID-19

HR Circular 005 2022 Updated FAQs re Working Arrangements and Leave associated with COVID-19

17 February 2022

This circular addresses the requirement to work from home, employees at very high or high risk of COVID-19 and COVID-19 related special leave with pay.

HR Circular 003 2022 Carryover of Annual Leave during COVID-19

2 February 2022

This circular addresses employee entitlements regarding carryover of annual leave that could not be taken due to unprecedented demands caused by COVID-19 surges.

HR Circular 043 2021 Update on HSE Circular 40/2021 – DPER Quick Guide Close Contacts and Restricted Movements

24 December 2021

This circular contains guidance for staff on what to do when identified as a close contact and when to restrict movements

HR Circular 040 2021 re Updated DPER FAQs re Working Arrangements and Leave associated with COVID-19 - 26 Nov 2021

26 November 2021

This guidance document, dated 26 November 2021, consolidates and supersedes previous guidance and faqs issued by DPER relating to civil and public service working arrangements and temporary assignments during COVID-19.

Page last reviewed: 18/02/2022
Next review due: 18/02/2025