Written answers

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Department of Defence

Defence Forces Operations

Photo of Gino KennyGino Kenny (Dublin Mid West, People Before Profit Alliance)
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191. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will address a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29569/20]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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I am advised that the Defence Forces have issued guidance for the use of workspaces and accommodation. This guidance was designed taking into consideration the public health guidelines that are currently in operation, with priority to ensuring protection of personnel and equipment. The guidance is based on the scientific advice that social distancing, along with the maintenance of personal and environmental hygiene standards, remains the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19, including in workplaces, shared facilities and accommodation.

My Department is further advised by the Defence Forces that 16 personnel in a room is not contrary to their Covid 19 Guidance.


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