Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
The Government acknowledges the contribution of our front-line healthcare workers and all workers across the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Working together has been a key element of the Government’s approach to the pandemic to date, and this should form part of any approach to recognition.
The pandemic remains an ongoing challenge for us all. It has required our full focus and attention to date in order to continue to provide essential services to the public, including the vaccination rollout programme. However, the Government is committed to looking at this complex issue.
It is important that we consider the whole of the economy in our deliberations on this matter. In addition to the breadth of recognition, the timing and service delivery impact of any approach must be taken into account. These matters are under consideration.