Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Department of Education and Skills
Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
205. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps that are being taken to put supports in place for nursing and other medical students that have been forced to give up work for a number of months during placement in order to avoid any risk associated with cross contamination; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31916/20]
Neither I nor my Department have any role in relation to the provision of financial supports for nurses and other medical students undertaking clinical placements. These are matters for the Department of Health and the HSE as appropriate. In this context I refer the Deputy to PQ Number 30359/20 which I answered on 13 October.