Exemption to hotel quarantine sought for ‘essential’ engineers by business groups

Representatives of the pharma, medtech and dairy sectors have met with Nphet and the HSE to request changes to the mandatory hotel quarantining system

18th April, 2021
Exemption to hotel quarantine sought for ‘essential’ engineers by business groups
Multinationals based here are particularly concerned about getting key engineers into the country to carry out essential maintenance work over the coming months

Business leaders in the pharma, medtech and dairy sectors are seeking changes to mandatory hotel quarantine (MHQ) rules for critical engineers flying into Ireland to carry out essential maintenance on equipment, facilities and other technology.

Representatives of the sectors met with officials from the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) and the HSE last week to request changes to the system for specialised engineers.

As things stand, the engineers, who are known as subject matter...

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