The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) COVID-19 Subgroup - Vulnerable People was set up to provide guidance around the specific preparedness, measures and actions that need to be taken to protect vulnerable groups and individuals in society. An integrated cross government approach is being taken by the Subgroup.
The term vulnerable people is being used to include (but not limited to):
people with a disability
mental health service users
people with an underlying illness or condition
children in care
people accessing social inclusion services
Services to vulnerable people are provided through a range of settings and are under the remit of a number of government departments.
These settings include:
long and short-term care
primary care, respite, day services
prisons and youth detention centres
direct provision and care in individual homes
The Subgroup meets weekly or more often if necessary. Agendas and minutes of previous meetings are published on the Department of Health website once approved by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) COVID-19 Subgroup – Vulnerable People.
The Terms of Reference and membership of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) COVID-19 Subgroup – Vulnerable People will also be published here.
Terms of Reference
NPHET COVID 19 Subgroup Vulnerable People Terms of Reference