Coronavirus, Business

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Govt confirms new measures for all arrivals to Ireland

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that from next week all passengers arriving into the country will be legally required to complete a passenger locator form.

22/05/2020 19:46:00

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that from next week all passengers arriving into the country will be legally required to complete a passenger locator form.

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that from next week all passengers arriving into the country will be legally required to complete a passenger locator form.

The regulations will be signed by Minister Harris and will come into effect from Thursday, 28 May. They will remain in effect until 18 June 2020, when they will be reviewed.The Government continues to advise Irish citizens and residents against all non-essential international travel, and passengers arriving into Ireland from overseas are asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

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Minister Harris said: "These are extraordinary measures but they are necessary in a time of a public health crisis."We continue to advise everyone against non-essential travel. However, if a person does arrive into Ireland, they will legally obliged to fill out this form, regardless of their nationality."

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that from next week all passengers arriving into the country will be legally required to complete a passenger locator form | https://t.co/76TvTqObBe pic.twitter.com/v6vChwyU6y— RTÉ News (@rtenews) May 22, 2020 The Minister said making it mandatory to fill out the form was an additional step to protect citizens from imported cases of Covid-19, which he said is a very real risk.

He said passengers will have the form emailed to them in advance of coming to Ireland and they will have to provide an address where they intend to stay for 14 days.The restriction will apply to all those arriving into the country at ports and airports.

It will be an offence not to fill in a passenger location form. Mr Harris said penalties included fines of up to €2,500.Mr Harris said self-isolation is not a legal requirement at the moment but is "strongly advised" by the Government.

He said he would be looking at the UK measures introduced today and did not rule out making self-isolation enforceable by law."For the very small number who cannot self-isolate is there a need for the State to point them somewhere where they can do that? Possibly. But nowhere in Europe has mandatory quarantine facilities."

The UK announced new quarantine rules today. Exemptions for road hauliers and medical officials will apply, while the common travel area with Ireland will be unaffected. Read more: RTÉ News »

A bit late there like an afterthought, stop paying private hosp now SimonHarrisTD Hi SimonHarrisTD if your locking is down so bloody much any chance you will make Ryanair pay me back holiday May no refund from the travel operator either August with your restrictions will be the same I used to vote FG but not any more your now the killer or the country

Seriously arent they marvellous embarassment its taken so long back to reality you beauts and disgrace of caretaker government. Martin Michael climbing into bed with the enemy nobody wants ye running country ye were not even voted in now ye are panicking and will do whatever Also the threat of 6 months in prison is a joke Government according to the journal have released 175 sex offenders for THEIR safety Please stop and desist you are damaging the republic

SimonHarrisTD Not possible to self isolate They pass Grd crew Baggage collect Customs Arrival Hall Taxi rank/Bus stop Travel in bus/taxi Go to a hse where others live Buy food toiletries Online deliveries booked out Meet ppl they came to meet Stop spoofing the ppl Do the right thing SimonHarrisTD But people getting off a plane can get on public transport to get to their destination and mix with the general population while getting there? karldeeter

SimonHarrisTD Why are we taking a different approach to the rest of the EU? SimonHarrisTD And they sign the form and go home...via taxi, LUAS, bus, aircoach, need food so off to supermarket...need medicine...off to pharmacy. whole thing needs a different view. Group think has set in. They’re chasing solutions. Need to lead and manage the risk but accept the risk too.

SimonHarrisTD Idiotic! Ruining any chance Irish economy would not be devastated. Tourism dead now. FG have destroyed the economy with their mismanagement. 2008 - will seem like the good times! Bolting the gate after the horse has bolted. Away too late. Bad decisions left our country get infected at the start.

SimonHarrisTD Ok time to get out the flu death charts and pneumonia death charts and compare from previous years. Pretty sure if you die of either one they put you down as covid19 death. Just saying. Why the fuck is the country shut with less than 5% infected.What ever happened heard immunity Too late and useless. People NEED to leave the country for other reasons rather than holidays. Don't ignore all mental problems this will cause.

SimonHarrisTD Or just fly out of Dublin and back into belfast. No forms or bullshit. All countries lift restricted and Ireland do opposite way. Suppose come back to work from 2nd July. Now I won't Drive From UK to seat 14 day's at home.... Crazy. SimonHarrisTD Sounds good and FAIR enough,, restrictions on the airport it mandatory or we be in vicious circle,, welldone Mrs Harris, For NAGTIVE people please don't look what happened every one learned from the past and be positive, please attach the form.

SimonHarrisTD What are you doing about the lawlessness of the teenager gang causing havoc and fear in Dublin? SimonHarrisTD Please seek help you were once a good minister now just an emotional wreck Travelled to Australia twice, 2001 & 2007, both times completed same form on the plane & accidentally overstayed visa in 2007, with incorrect address & immigration still found me. Should have been in place yrs ago

What a fuck whit he’s about 3 months two late it should of been done when lock down started Wow ... Amazing....Revolutionary!!!! Should have been done far earlier than this. SimonHarrisTD Should there be monitory 14 day quarantine? SimonHarrisTD How long will this be in place for Simon SimonHarrisTD You know what SimonHarrisTD you may as well just appoint Holohan as Taoiseach. Your all hiding behind him and doing all he says. This move leaves us as an outlier in Europe and worse when we are an island nation and will destroy any recovery. Awful move by Government

Days of the Kerry Dancing are gone gone - who did you sleep with bathe with dance with sing with kiss with share fish & chips with and on & ad nasuem ................... And so the Commie cheapie wasn't so cheapee after all. Wait a minute, either Harris and/or RTE have me confused. The way I'm reading this - I've had 2 beers btw, it's a crime not to indicate where you will self isolate on a piece of paper, but not illegal to diverge from that self isolation. Somebody pls provide guidance ? Hello ?

First we had leaflets, now we have forms. 😂 Will the form be provided upon arrival? I got an email with the form but I’ve no printer to print it out in advance. Too little too late More Spoofing How can you land in an Airport in a country and self isolate Simon please stop put on your jacket and go home and don't come back

What a mess. An offence not to complete form but subsequent quarantine not legally enforced!Pointless exercise with no tangible benefit.Should this have been done 8 weeks ago(properly with enforcement)and now gradually being lifted in tandem with other restrictions being lifted? Tea Bag Harris hasn't got a fuck***g clue what he is at, resign

Oh a form! That'll make it all better! Bit feckin late with these measures, no? Good. An important step forward. Yeah, they better review it alright. Too many Irish people have family abroad, including myself. There has to be a balance somewhere. Great. Only 10 weeks & 1500 deaths late 🗣 An economy that is part of a single market cannot possibly function as normal if it keeps locking up ppl for 2 weeks each time they move around within that market. It is overkill within the EU, and totally unrealistic from an economic and social perspective.

... if via NI? So what about the horse racing? Presuming they are no different and must isolate for 14 days too SimonHarrisTD ? How long willthis b in place for is it just while the restrictions are in place Any chance you could sort out the sound for the journalists RTE Who is going to police it? 3 months too late Simon.

Govt to sign-off on measures for international arrivalsThe Government is expected to make it mandatory for all travellers arriving in Ireland to provide an address to gardaí and to self-isolate there for two weeks. So reading that I can fly into Belfast and then drive down south no problem? Have I interpreted that correctly Locked us down in March. End of May they decide to begin restricting travel into the country. 🤡 world. ..and how will they communicate to the Northern Ireland authorities just who is intending to cross the border?

Govt to sign-off on measures for international arrivalsThe Government is expected to make it mandatory for all travellers arriving in Ireland to provide an address to gardaí and to self-isolate there for two weeks. So reading that I can fly into Belfast and then drive down south no problem? Have I interpreted that correctly Locked us down in March. End of May they decide to begin restricting travel into the country. 🤡 world. ..and how will they communicate to the Northern Ireland authorities just who is intending to cross the border?

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Coronavirus: 11 deaths and 64 new confirmed cases in IrelandThe Department of Health confirmed the latest figures at a press conference this evening. Enough of this rubbish, open up the country for gods sake .

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 76 new confirmed cases in IrelandThe Department of Health provided the last figures at tonight’s briefing. How in gods name are so many still testing positive. The fact need to said where are these people coming from . HOW did china control the spread of the virus from surrounding areas.when they only locked down in january yet the virus discovered in France dec. Cdc owns wuhan facility funded by america. Virus in ireland since end november... described as winter flue.