Charities Regulator: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Charities – Frequently Asked Questions

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Charities – Frequently Asked Questions

The Charities Regulator is currently open and working on ways to continue our regulatory work and provide supports to Irish charities. However, we are operating with fewer resources and therefore it will take longer than usual for us to answer queries and process applications. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is a constantly changing situation and we are monitoring advice from the HSE and the Department of Health, as well as liaising with our Government Department and other stakeholders to ensure that we can respond to developments as they arise.

It is essential that all charities follow HSE guidance on public health and ensure that measures such as good hand hygiene, social distancing and coughing etiquette are adhered to at all times. Up-to-date HSE guidance can be found here.

The Regulator appreciates the added pressures on many charities at this time. Based on our contacts with charities to date, we are aware of some particular concerns and our responses to these are set out in the FAQs below, which will be kept under review and revised and extended as necessary.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
30th Mar, 2020
Expiry Date
30th May, 2020