Registration Update

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the CORU office is closed until further notice. Please do not post any documentation to the office. Instead, please email all documentation to registration@coru.ie.

Issued 30 March 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Registration Process

In line with Section 98 Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020, CORU has created an application process to enable former registered health sector professionals, who either voluntarily withdrew from the register of their designated profession or were removed due to non-payment of registration fees, to have their registration restored.

To apply for a Section 98 COVID-19 Emergency Registration Restoration, please complete the application form.

Further guidance on Section 98 applications can be found in the guidance notes.

Please send the completed form and proof of identification to registration@coru.ie. Please do not send any documentation by post.

There is no fee for Section 98 applications.

Please note that the end date for these emergency registrations, and registrants who were registered pursuant to this emergency legislation, shall cease to be registered on 31 July 2020. This timeline may be reviewed by the Minister as the COVID-19 crisis evolves.

Issued 26 March 2020

Advice for Registered Health and Social Care Professionals from CORU

CORU registrants are at the frontline of the current COVID-19 pandemic and we offer you our support and thanks for the work you are doing in these unprecedented times.

CORU has a statutory duty to protect the public by setting standards for its registrants. CORU also has a responsibility to support our registrants and we want to reassure registrants that we recognise that these times may require temporary changes to normal practice.

In the current emergency, we know that many existing regulated professions are being asked to redeploy to carry out duties including testing for COVID-19 and contact tracing. We understand and expect that you will be trained to carry out any new duties competently.

As a CORU registrant, the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for your profession will continue to guide and assist you, regardless of where you are working.

CORU is here to support registrants in whatever way we can. We expect registrants to continue to act reasonably, responsibly and to be able to explain your actions and decisions if required. We thank all of you for your dedication and work during these difficult times.

Stay safe, mind your health and wellbeing, while continuing to protect the patients and service users in your care.

Issued 20 March 2020

Former CORU Registrants who wish to be re-registered

The executive at CORU has been working with the Department of Health to amend emergency legislation to assist in the efforts to deal with the outbreak of COVID-19 in our country.

We are examining the introduction of a fast track system for former registrants who have signed up to the On Call HSE and wish to return to their professional register.

We are suggesting that you contact registration@coru.ie to be kept up to date on developments.

Issued 13 March 2020

Notice to Registration Applicants

CORU applicants for registration are required to submit all supporting documents electronically until further notice

This measure is required to support progression and timely processing of applications for registration during a time when office closure is a possibility as a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Please note:

If you have already submitted your supporting documents to CORU prior to 12 March 2020, please do not submit them again. This notification is for any outstanding documents that you have not yet submitted.

If you have not yet applied online:

  1. You must submit an online application first before submitting your documents. (Apply Online)
  2. When you apply online you will download the required forms and a checklist (cover page) for the documentation. There is also a guidance document to assist you.
  3. We require the supporting documents to be scanned and submitted by email in PDF format only. 
  4. Copies of certain supporting documents must still be certified as a true copy of the original before submitting by email. The documents requiring certification are listed on the cover page that you downloaded when you apply online.

If you are an existing applicant and you have received communication from the Registration team in relation to an outstanding document, please provide only that document, you are not required to submit all your documentation again. 

The required documents should be sent to registration@coru.ie including your application number followed by your full name in the subject line.