Government handling of EU Digital Covid Certificate a ‘shambles’ says local TD

A local TD says the governments handling of the EU Digital Covid Certificate has been a ‘shambles’.

Sligo/Leitrim Sinn Fein Deputy, Martin Kenny says the process hasn’t been thought through with only two helplines available for people to call and only around 90 staff employed to answer calls from around the nation.

The HSE recently launched an online portal to receive a certificate indicating you have had Covid-19 within the last 6 months, aiming to free up the helpline.

The cert is required for travel across the EU as well as for people wanting to avail of indoor dining from today.

Deputy Kenny says no government department appears to be taking responsibility for issuing the certificate,