Health Ministers discuss Covid-19 response

Date published: 02 October 2020

The Health Minister of Northern Ireland Robin Swann and the Minister for Health for the Republic of Ireland Stephen Donnelly met today at the 22nd North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) Health and Food Safety meeting.

Statement on HMS Caroline

The Ministers expressed their appreciation for all those who have played a part in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, in particular frontline health and social care workers, north and south.

They discussed the importance of cross-border relationships in dealing with the pandemic and Ministers welcomed the close and productive cooperation that has taken place between Health Ministers, Chief Medical Officers and health administrations to deliver an effective public health response.

The Health Ministers will continue to meet, both within the NSMC and outside the structures of the Council, to discuss the response to the pandemic and will continue to exchange views to foster commonality in their approach, where possible.

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