Farmers and other self-employed, if diagnosed with COVID-19 or are suspected of having COVID-19, will be entitled to income support.
The enhanced illness benefit announced by the Government means the farmer will be entitled to €305 per week for a maximum of two weeks if they are medically required to self-isolate.
IFA farm family and social affairs chair, Caroline Farrell said if your GP diagnoses you with COVID-19 or you are medically certified to self-isolate, you can apply for illness benefit. The current six-day waiting period for illness benefit will not apply.
She encouraged farm families to adhere to public health advice.
Anybody concerned that they have symptoms should phone their local GP.