GSOC Public Office Closed due to COVID-19 Restrictions

7 Jan 2021

Temporary Closure of Public Office

The Government decided on 30 December 2020 that level 5 restrictions as set out in the Resilience and Recovery Plan: Living with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will apply nationally until at least midnight on 31 January 2021. In accordance with these restrictions, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission’s (GSOC) public office will remain closed to the public until further notice. This means that the facility to make a complaint in person has been temporarily suspended.

GSOC’s overall services continue to operate and you can make a complaint:

  • by accessing GSOC online complaint form here
  • by email to
  • by post
  • at a garda station where you can complete a complaint form.

More information on how to make a complaint can be found on this website.

GSOC continues with this course of action to protect the public and our staff against the spread of COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the situation and will lift restrictions on public office access as soon as it is appropriate to do so.