#EFIC2022 Health and Safety

We are delighted to announce that registration for our upcoming Pain in Europe XII Congress – Targeting Pain and its Comorbidities in the Digital Age, is now open. We are hard at work planning for a big, on-site, live celebration of science and education in Dublin on the occasion of the first in-person gathering of the European pain community since 2019. Our #EFIC2022 scientific programme includes in-person meetings, interactions and round table discussions with speakers, poster presenters and peers.

We are sure that COVID-19 is on your mind as you consider registering for #EFIC2022. We wanted to reassure you that we are taking all steps necessary to consider the safety of all participants and follow the legal requirements in Ireland. EFIC will also be taking steps to ensure that relevant recommended sanitation measures are followed to ensure that the congress venue is a safe environment to meet. As these measures fluctuate over time, we will provide updated guidance ahead of the event to show which policies will be in place.


Travelling to Ireland (Updated 14 April 2022)


Since 6 March 2022, all COVID-19 restrictions are removed for travelling to Ireland. You no longer need to complete a passenger locator form. You also no longer need proof of vaccination or recovery, or a COVID-19 test.

Please check here for the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines in Ireland.


Current COVID-19 Restrictions in Ireland (Updated 14 April 2022)


Since 1 April 2022, all COVID-19 restrictions have ended.

  • It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport, in taxis, shops, schools and other indoor public areas.
  • All restrictions on indoor hospitality and entertainment venues have been lifted. Proof of vaccination or recovery is no longer required to enter these premises.

Please check here for the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines in Ireland.




Location and distance from CCD Test centre/pharmacies Schedules Type of test Price Result time

7 Bloom Lane, Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1 D01 AH96

(23min walk, 15min in transports)

GoSafe48 – Ormond Quay


Monday – Sunday

10.00 – 20.00

Antigen test



PCR test








4 – 8h

Dublin city center (5min walk)




Monday – Sunday

6.10 – 20.50

Antigen test


PCR test







Dublin, Dawson St   (24 min walk, 20min tranports)

Boots Pharmacy


Monday – Saturday

8.30 – 18.00


12.00 – 18.00


PCR test 139€ 24h

Unit G6 Gallery Quay Grand Canal Dock Pearse Street Dublin 2

(9 min walk)

Gallery Quay Pharmacy


Monday – Friday

9.00 – 17.00


11.00 – 15.00

Antigen test



PCR test










Unit 4 The Marker Forbes Street Dublin 2

(6 min walk)

Hanover Quay Pharmacy

Send an e-mail for appointment at:



Monday – Friday



Antigen tests 75€  


Please note: Reservations need to be done a day before the test for both pharmacies and clinic test centres. Click HERE to see the interactive map.

Any updates to the policies and guidance that will affect the conduct of the event or the measures to be adopted by delegates will be communicated to you 1 month in advance of the meeting.

Finally, any changes to the environment that make a physical meeting unsustainable may result in EFIC converting the meeting to a virtual-only format. In such cases, any registration costs above the fee for virtual participation will be refunded to you. We will aim to take any decision early enough so as to assist any delegates with refunds or transfers related to their third-party costs (e.g. travel). However, we advise that all costs include cancellation insurance.

While our main focus is on providing an in-person experience with all the great well-known features of an EFIC Congress, we offer both on-site and online registration options. For further details please read the full registration terms and conditions.


Buy your ticket now and don’t miss out – meet us in Dublin on 27-30 April 2022!