• Force majeure notification

    Posted on February 4, 2022 by in News Updates

     

    The following needs to be noted in relation to applications under Force Majeure for staff shortages.

    The circumstances where staff need to isolate or restrict movements are:

    • If they have symptoms of Covid-19
    • Test positive for Covid-19 (on PCR or antigen test)
    • A close contact as formally identified by the HSE and have symptoms of Covid-19
    • A close contact as formally identified by the HSE, and have no symptoms of Covid-19, who have either:
      • NOT received their booster vaccine OR
      • Have NOT had COVID-19 infection detected in the past 3 months (PCR or antigen) regardless of completing their primary vaccination schedule

    Close contacts of any age with NO symptoms (regardless of vaccination status) who have recovered from COVID-19 following a positive PCR or antigen test carried out since 1st December 2021, are exempt from restricted movements and testing unless they develop symptoms. If they develop symptoms, they should immediately self-isolate and get tested.

    Please always refer to the HSE website for the most up-to-date information.

    For all force majeure applications due to staff shortages, proof of the Covid-19 related absence/s must be submitted with the application and a copy retained for compliance purposes.

     

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