COVID-19 Emergency Registration Process

Update on the COVID-19 Emergency Registration Process

Issued 31 July 2020

The Minister for Health has signed an order to extend the restoration period contained in Section 98 of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 to  31 December 2020.

No further extensions are foreseen and restored Section 98 practitioners who wish to continue working beyond December 2020 should seek permanent restoration to the CORU register.

Please see here to apply for full restoration.

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 Please do not send any documentation by post.

Please note that we cannot accept documents sent from any file sharing/file storage services (e.g. Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.) and incoming emails to CORU have a size limit of 15mb per email.

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.