COVID-19 updates – Health Service Executive
Last updated: 12 March 2020 at 1.15pm
This page contains information on how the health service is responding to the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you are concerned about your health, read this information about coronavirus prevention and symptoms.
The response in Ireland
Ireland is following the advice of the:
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Britain is taking a different response. It is no longer a member of the EU.
Ireland and the UK have different:
- case definitions for possible cases of COVID-19
- guidance about self-isolation
Checks at airports
The advice from experts is that there is currently no need for temperature checks on passengers arriving at Irish airports.