20 February 2020 – Covid-19 designated as a notifiable disease

This item is sourced from the CCCSL: CSH Covid-19 Control Strategies List co-ordinated by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Case identification, contact tracing and related measures
Sectors Involved: Activate case notification
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: Minister of Health has designated Covid-19 as a notifiable disease. Doctors will be required to notify the Health Services when a case is diagnosed. The Department of Health is also understood to be looking at bringing the condition under legislation that would allow for a person with the virus to be detained and isolated.
Full details here: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/harris-signs-order-to-designate-coronavirus-as-a-notifiable-disease-1.4180022