This page gives a brief summary of the most recent coronavirus related circulars issued by HR. These circulars give HR guidance and information to managers and staff during the coronavirus outbreak.
Most recent circulars related to coronavirus
Guidance and FAQs for Public Service Employers during COVID-19 In relation to working arrangements and temporary assignments across the Public Service dated 28 September 2020. This guidance document consolidates and supersedes previous guidance and FAQs issued by DPER relating to Civil and Public Service working arrangements and temporary assignments during COVID-19.
This policy is to support staff working from home during COVID-19, ensuring effective performance management and employee engagement. Remote working arrangements implemented due to COVID-19 apply to the COVID-19 period only.
The approval process remains the same as that outlined in Circular 029/2020. A request for a change to Consultant Contract 2008 Type A may be made using the ‘COVID-19 request to change contract template’, submitted to the relevant Hospital Group CEO/Chief Officer for approval.
You should avoid all non-essential travel overseas until further notice. Anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland, must restrict their movements for 14 days. This includes residents returning to Ireland. If you intend to undertake non-essential overseas travel you must book annual leave or unpaid leave for the 14-day period of restricted movement. You will not be permitted to work from home in lieu of taking annual leave or unpaid leave for the 14-day period of restricted movement.
Update to circulars 007/2020, 008/2020 and 018/2020.