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Circular, Traveller Accommodation Support Unit

Date Enacted: March 2020
Country: Ireland

A circular issued by the Traveller Accommodation Support Unit to “all directors of service-housing” noting that “[s]ome members of the Traveller community, particularly those living on sites with limited facilities, may be particularly vulnerable and extra measures may need to be put in place to protect Travellers living in Traveller specific accommodation in each local authority,” identifies “areas . . . where additional measures may be required in Traveller accommodation facilities in order to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus.” Subsequently, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government issued a “clarification” on the above circular as well as “examples of good practice.”