In the global environment that we operate within, travel plays an important role as people gather for congresses and events. Although the risk to the general public within Ireland is currently classed as low in relation to the recent COVID-19 virus, The Realist 2020 committee will continue to take advice from our respective healthcare and government authorities and adhere to all guidance they issue.
As of 28 February 2020 the Irish Health Services Executive has confirmed there is a case of the COVID-19 virus in Northern Ireland. The patient travelled through the Republic of Ireland and is in isolation in Northern Ireland and receiving treatment. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, we also advise that you visit the following websites for further details.