17 March 2020 – Legislation approved for a bill to support national response

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Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020 legislation has been approved. The legislation provides for enhanced income supports for people who are diagnosed with, or required to, self-isolate due to COVID-19, as announced by the government on 9 March. It also provides for changes to remove the waiting period for payment of Jobseeker’s Benefit and Jobseeker’s Allowance in these circumstances. The Bill also provides for certain extra powers, should they be needed if extreme situations were to arise, in relation to gatherings/events and travel where there would be an immediate, exceptional and manifest risk to human life and public health from the spread of COVID-19.
Full details here: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/18ef45-government-approves-legislation-to-support-national-response-to-covi/