Health advisory posters at a building site in Dublin city centre,
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will be able to shut down workplaces which do not comply with new safety protocols aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19, the Minister for Business Heather Humphreys has warned.
Employers will have to ensure their employees answer a survey before they return to work, and confirm whether or not they have Covid-19 symptoms or if they have been in contact with someone displaying symptoms.
Workers will also have to undertake induction training to ensure they are up to speed with public health advice.
#COVID19Ireland & immunity: NPHET advised the HSE on Friday that a person who has recovered and completed their 14 days of isolation is considered immune for three months. Small but interesting development, just clarified now via email from DOH. Will be under constant review.
— Mark_Coughlan (@Mark_Coughlan) May 11, 2020