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Information about coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness. It has not previously been seen in humans.

To date, there has been no confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland and the risk of getting coronavirus in Ireland is low.

You do not need to follow any advice on coronavirus unless you have:

  • Visited mainland China recently (this does not include Hong Kong or Macau)
  • Been in contact with a person who has coronavirus
  • Visited a healthcare facility where patients with coronavirus were treated

You cannot get coronavirus from packages or food that has come from China or elsewhere.

You can get the latest advice and information on coronavirus from the HSE website.

Voting in the general election

There is a general election in Ireland on Saturday 8 February 2020.

Polling stations are open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Your polling station (where you go to cast your vote) is on your polling card, which you should have received by post.

If you did not get a polling card, you can find your polling station on your local authority’s website.

You do not need your polling card to vote. However, you do need to bring identification.

Find out more in our document on Voting in a general election.

Brexit updates on citizensinformation.ie

On 31 January 2020 at 11 pm the UK exited the EU. From that date, the UK is no longer a member of the European Union and is considered a third country. However, during the agreed transition period (until 31 December 2020), British citizens and their families have the same right to live, work, claim benefits, and access healthcare in the EU as they had before. British and Irish citizens have the additional protection of the Common Travel Area between Britain and Ireland which will continue after the UK leaves the EU.

We are working to update Brexit-related content across citizensinformation.ie. You can get answers to your questions about: