Travelling from Restricted Areas and Countries

In July 2020, the Government released a very limited list of countries (“Green List”) where you can travel from without having to undergo the mandatory restriction of movements. The inclusion of countries on this list is based on the current epidemiological situation and public health information.

More recently, COVID-19 related restrictions has been re-imposed on some Irish counties. This is as a result of an increasing number of cases in these areas.

It is extremely likely that the restrictions of certain counties and countries will continue to change in the coming weeks and months and we ask families to please adhere to local and national guidelines. As a result, we will unfortunately not be allowing anyone into visit loved ones who falls under the following categories:

  • Lives in the following Irish counties (until restrictions are eased):
    • Kildare
    • Laois
    • Offaly
  • Has recently come from a country not on the “Green List” (e.g. USA) and has not completed the mandatory restriction of movements for 14 days preceding their visit to Highfield

Please note this does not apply if you are visiting for end of life care/palliative purposes and an appropriate risk assessment will be conducted during your visit.

For further information, visit https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7b237-special-advice-for-those-living-in-kildare-laois-and-offaly-friday-7-august-2020/ and https://www.dfa.ie/travel/.

Thank you for your understanding in our attempts to keep the wellbeing of our residents and staff the priority.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE | COVID-19

Visitor Restrictions

****As per recent government guidelines, please do not travel into Highfield Healthcare if you are coming directly from countries not on the government's travel green list (and have not completed the mandatory restriction of movements for a 14 day period) as unfortunately you will not be allowed entry into the building.****

At Highfield Healthcare, the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents, patients, staff, volunteers and visitors is of paramount importance to us.  In line with government guidelines on easing visitor restrictions to residential care facilities, we are regularly updating our plans for all services and will keep families updated with any progress as to when you can visit your loved ones.

Please note we are unable to accommodate any unplanned visits.

For any general queries, please contact our Family Support Line on 01 8865449.

Communication with Residents

In line with guidance provided by NHI, we have set up access for face-to-face calls in order to facilitate communication through a screen during periods of restrictions.

Click here for more information.