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.