DUBLIN, Ireland, Thursday, December 31st:

The Irish government has announced that the entire island of Ireland (excluding the 6 counties of Northern Ireland which are under UK jurisdiction) will move back to Level 5 of ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19’ from midnight on Wednesday December 30th, 2020. The situation will be reviewed on January 31st, this is the most restrictive level of the plan. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information on the details and implications of Level 5 in so far as they impinge on people relocating to Ireland. This bulletin is one of a series of COVID-19 updates published by Corporate Care which will continue for the duration of the pandemic.

Travel to Ireland
The Irish Government continues to advise against non-essential travel for all countries, travel from Britain to Ireland is currently suspended (excluding in-transit) pending a review on January 6th. However, the Department of Foreign Affairs continue to advise that ‘non-essential’ travel principally refers to vacations only. Business travel and moving to Ireland for the purposes of work are deemed to be ‘essential’ but restriction of movement for 14 days after arrival is required unless a negative COVID test result is provided from a test conducted at least 5 days post-arrival. In summary it is absolutely permissible to travel to Ireland for the purposes of work or relocation once restricted movement guidelines are adhered to on arrival. Corporate Care can assist with temporary restricted-movement-accommodation and booking of COVID tests as required.

Corporate Care operations during COVID-19 Level 5
Corporate Care’s activities are deemed essential and we will continue to work as usual during the current level 5 restrictions subject to the precautions and other measures we have put in place since the pandemic began. Home viewings will proceed, we will continue to provide a blend of virtual and in-person viewings. We remain in regular touch with the various government departments and bodies and we will update you as appropriate with any relevant developments. Should you require additional information, please contact:

  • Frank Morley (frank.morley@corporatecare.ie)
  • Niamh Bablena (niamh.bablena@corporatecare.ie)
  • Brian Kelly (brian.kelly@corporatecare.ie).