Guidance for Group Water Schemes regarding the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

The National Federation of Group Water Schemes has prepared Advice Notes to all Group Water Schemes in light of the continuing spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

These documents have been circulated to all Group Water Schemes in County Leitrim and contains vital information on continuity of operation and managment of Group Water Schemes, preventing community transmission and protecting the water supply.

NFGWS Advice Note on Covid-19 and GWSs 10-03-2020.pdf (size 760.2 KB)

NFGWS GWS Advice Note 2 on Covid -19 20-03-2020.pdf (size 111 KB)

In addition two other sources of information are relevant and useful on the subject.

The first is a short Technical Brief summarizing WHO guidance on water, sanitation which is relevant for viruses (including coronaviruses). This Technical Brief is written in particular for water and sanitation practitioners and providers. It is available at the link under:

The second is an advice note by the HSE on COVID-19 in chlorinated drinking water supplies. It is available at the link under:

On broader COVID-19 information there are dedicated pages on the HSE, Department of Health and Health Protection Surveillance Centre websites, these are updated twice daily, providing a trusted source of information to the public.

Health Service Executive (HSE):

Department of Health:

Health Protection Surveillance Centre:



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