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:
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.