Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland

Commencement: 27th May 2022

Amends: The Infectious Diseases Regulations 1981

Mini Summary

The Infectious Diseases Regulations 1981 specify certain notifiable infectious diseases to which certain duties apply. Note that the Regulations create duties for medical professionals and for the Health Service Executive.

The Regulations have been amended and updated multiple times. The Regulations have been amended to add Covid-19 as a notifiable disease.

There are no general duties for employers.



Various duties apply, but there are no general duties for employers.



Human monkeypox infection is added to the list of notifiable diseases. A medical practitioner must immediately notify a medical officer if it is suspected or known that a person is infected with this disease.

In addition, a person who is likely to be infected with the human monkeypox virus may be detained and isolated to safeguard against the spread of the disease.

There are no general duties for employers. 


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