Frequency of reporting of the epidemiology of COVID-19 reduced


From 16th May 2022 there will be a change to the frequency of reporting of the epidemiology of COVID-19 by HPSC. As previously communicated, HPSC has reviewed its COVID-19 epidemiological outputs in light of the current stage of the COVID-19 epidemic in Ireland, the change in the Government policy towards a response focused on mitigation of the severe impacts of COVID-19, and emerging priorities across other disease areas.

For the last two years, HPSC and surveillance partners have strived to provide timely COVID-19 data to stakeholders and the public. This task has been hugely resource intensive. The changes taking effect from next week will enable HPSC and surveillance partners to continue to support the response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through priority surveillance activities for COVID-19, while also reallocating valuable resources to non-COVID priority areas.

The following changes to COVID-19 reporting will occur next week:

Further changes to reporting, as appropriate to the epidemiological situation, will occur in the coming months.

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely acknowledge and thank all surveillance and supporting staff across HPSC, Departments of Public Health, laboratories, the HSE Contact Management Programme and others for their dedication towards COVID-19 surveillance activities over the last 2 years.