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Government Publishes National Action Plan on COVID-19

Published: 16 March 2020
From: Department of the Taoiseach

The Cabinet Committee on COVID-19 has approved a National Action Plan. The plan has been prepared following involvements from all departments and key agencies.

Its main aims are to:

  • minimise the risk of people becoming unwell
  • minimise the health, wellbeing and social impact for people who may be at greater risk
  • reduce the economic and social disruption associated with the COVID-19 outbreak

The plan includes information on:

  • what we know about the COVID-19 virus
  • what the public can do to reduce the threat
  • the public health led approach being taken
  • supports for businesses and those who have lost their jobs
  • supports for vulnerable people in society
  • measures to ensure continuity of essential services
  • measures to protect vital supply chains

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is implementing a wide range of measures that are unprecedented in their scale and speed in order to face the enormous challenges that COVID-19 will pose in the coming weeks.

The plan will continue to evolve as the situation evolves.

Implementation will continue to be overseen by the Cabinet Committee, which is supported by a Senior Officials Group, and continues to act on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer and the National Public Health Emergency Team.

Further information is available on the government's COVID-19 information page.

National Action Plan in Response to COVID-19


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