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.
For all force majeure applications due to staff shortages, proof of the Covid-19 related absence/s must be submitted with the application and a copy retained for compliance purposes.
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