The first case of Covid-19 has been confirmed on the island of Ireland. A woman who travelled from Northern Italy to her home in Northern Ireland via Dublin Airport has tested positive for the illness. No cases have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland. Health officials have traced and informed those passengers seated near her and the staff on the aircraft. The woman has been released from hospital and allowed to return home to receive specialist treatment there.

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the first case was “not unexpected” and authorities had been preparing for it since last month. The minister said the public should continue to adhere to public health protocols issued by the Department of Health. We are monitoring public health websites for news from the World Health Organisation and the Irish authorities

Corporate Care Relocation are primarily concerned about the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers. To that end, we are taking specific actions

– Provision of facemasks, tissues, hand sanitiser and bins in consultant cars.

– Keeping airflow through consultant cars.

– Good hygiene practice, particularly around handwashing and coughing etiquette.

– No handshaking rules.

– Avoidance of large crowds and densely crowded areas.

– Awareness of local medical support and guidelines.

We are in discussions with major clients in advance of travel. Where we are requested to work with a person from a high-risk area, we will require demonstrable proof from that person’s employer that a mandatory 2-weeks quarantine period has been adhered to.

If anyone has any questions, please contact any of the Corporate Care Relocation management team.