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Workers who are not diagnosed with COVID-19 but who are required to self-isolate as a probable source of infection

Published: 10 March 2020
From: Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Where a registered medical practitioner or a HSE medical officer has identified you as a probable source of infection of Covid-19 and you are required to self-isolate, you may apply for Illness Benefit for COVID-19 absences. This will be paid for a maximum period of two weeks self-isolation and will only be paid where individuals remain confined to their home or a medical facility while in receipt of this enhanced Illness Benefit.

You must remain confined to your home or a medical facility while in receipt of Illness Benefit for COVID-19 absences. If you are found to be clear of COVID-19, you will only receive payment for a maximum of two weeks.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19(Coronavirus) , you will receive payment for the full duration of your illness up to 10 weeks.