COVID-19 overview

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.

Ireland's first case of coronavirus was confirmed on 29 February 2020.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should phone your GP. Read more about Testing for COVID-19.

The Government has introduced restrictions to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Read about the Government's 'Living with COVID-19' plan.

On citizensinformation.ie, you will find information on a range of topics. You can also browse our COVID-19 A to Z.

Public health measures Employment rights Your finances
A guide to Government measures to control the spread of COVID-19, including information on face coverings Information on your employment rights and what to do if your terms of employment have been affected by COVID-19. Find out about managing debts, prioritising payments and the supports available for homeowners.
Travel Social welfare Shopping
Driving, public transport, and what to do if you have booked a holiday abroad. New social welfare payments have been introduced to help if you become ill or lose employment because of COVID-19. How we shop for the things we need has changed. Read guidance on shopping safely and your rights if something goes wrong.
Looking after your health Supports for businesses Family life
How is the health system operating? Should I be cocooning? Read more information on looking after your health and the services available. The Government has introduced a range of measures aimed at getting business back on its feet. COVID-19 has put pressure on families. Read guidance on family law, education, homeschooling and more.
Your home Returning to work safely Working from home
Whether you are renting or a homeowner, find information on what protection is in place to keep you safely in your home. What should you expect when you return to your workplace? Read information on how to make sure your return to work is safe. Many people are working from home for the first time. Your employer still has a responsibility to keep your workplace safe.
Death and Bereavement Immigration and employment permits Returning to Ireland
How we say goodbye to our loved ones has changed with COVID-19. Read about what supports are available. The Government has renewed immigration permissions. Find out how your immigration status is affected by emergency measures. Information on returning to Ireland, including the supports available if you are abroad and upon your return.
Page edited: 15 September 2020