A Memorandum of Understanding has been formally agreed between the Departments of Health for the Republic and Northern Ireland to underpin and strengthen North South co-operation on the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week Ministers from both the Irish Government and the Northern Ireland executive agreed to work together to co-ordinate the response to the Covid 19 pandemic.
The issue was brought into sharp focus as different measures were introduced on both sides of the border at different times to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.
Today Health Ministers from the two administrations agreed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate greater co-operation on areas such as: public health messaging, research, ethics, and public health.
Other areas will be considered, such as procurement, where that is considered of mutual benefit.
The document can be found here,