Older circulars related to coronavirus
This guidance document supersedes previous guidance and FAQs relating to working arrangements and temporary assignments during COVID-19.
The scope of the policy for redeployment of staff during Covid-19 infection is being extended to employees of Section 38 organisations.
Employment permit applications for medical personnel will be prioritised. Electronic (pdf) copy of permit will be issued by email.
The template sets out how redeployment will be managed locally, the position on the roles of redeployed staff, HR and payroll matters and indemnity.
Arrangement to release staff to the HSE from across the civil and public service, including local authorities and education sector, during COVID-19. Where possible, staff should be released immediately. The temporary assignments may be for an initial period of up to three months with a possible extension if required.
Guidance on engaging and managing volunteers that includes health and safety, indemnity and confidentiality. The guidelines cover volunteers used locally and do not cover volunteers engaged through ‘Be on Call for Ireland’
The revised information includes healthcare worker (HCW) management by occupational health, derogation for return to work for HCWs essential for critical services, pregnant HCWs, vulnerable HCWs and HCWs with pre-existing conditions.
Employees should work from home until 12 April, except where there is a need to travel to and from work - where the work is an essential health, social care or other essential service and cannot be done from home. This circular provides guidance to managers on identifying employees who are essential to the provision of our services.
Collection of national absence data, specifically related to COVID-19. This is to be reported twice weekly (Monday and Thursday by not later than 12 midday) from all Hospital Groups, Community Healthcare Organisations and national functions.
Guidance and sample self-declaration form for special leave with pay. Frequently asked questions about working arrangements and leave associated with COVID-19, including updates on changes from the containment to delay phase
Reviewed and updated policy on redeployment of staff during COVID-19