Statement from the Citizens Information Board

In response to recent press coverage of content on our website,, the Citizens Information Board would like to clarify that we are not funded by the HSE. We are funded by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

The Citizens Information website publishes information for the general public in Ireland. We integrate information from a range of sources. We are not an official source of government information but we ensure that we source and verify all the information we publish from official government sources. We are confident in the accuracy of our information.

Our webpage on Testing for COVID-19 covers information for people in Ireland who may need to be tested for COVID-19. In this page, we refer to self-isolating and no longer requiring to self-isolate in the context of people who have been tested on the advice of the HSE, and does not apply to people who must restrict their movements for 14 days upon entry to the State.

Our webpages on Returning to Ireland and COVID-19 and  COVID-19: Travel overview cover information for people returning to Ireland from abroad and what they need to do.

Our webpage on Restricted movement and self-isolation for COVID-19 covers the differences between self-isolation and restricting movements in detail.