COVID 19

Public Health Measures

Ireland is now at Level 5. You can see all of the measures that are in place at Level 5 here.

Self-isolation and Restricting your Movements

You can find the most up to date information on self-isolation here, including a new video on how to self-isolate from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan.

You can watch also a new video from the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Heather Burns on what it means to restrict your movements here.

 

COVID-19 Guidance for Older People and Others at Risk of Severe Disease on Reducing Risk of COVID-19 Infection

The guide, developed in consultation with Alone, SAGE and the National Care Alliance, is for people who live in the community and for those who help them if and when they need help. You can download the guide here.

COVID-19 Guidance on Visitations to Long Term Residential Care Facilities

This guidance is for visiting people who live in residential care facilities such as nursing homes, HSE long term facilities etc. You can download the guide here.

COVID-19 Guidance on Visitations to Inpatient Areas of Acute Hospitals including Children’s Hospitals, Rehabilitation Services and Other Healthcare Settings Providing a Similar Intensity of Care

This guidance is for visiting inpatients in acute services. You can download the guide here.

COVID-19 Guidance on Visits to and from Community Housing Units for People with Disabilities

This new guidance outlines an approach based on a risk assessment to address visiting residents and also visits from residents to their family homes (or similar setting). You can download the guide here.

 

Flu Vaccine for Children aged 2-12 years

This autumn, children aged 2-12 years, will be offered the flu vaccine free of charge. Children carry the flu virus in their system longer than adults do and they can spread the flu easily to others. If enough children are vaccinated against the flu, fewer children and adults will need to see their doctor or need treatment in hospital because of the flu. This is very important for our health services especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The campaign encourages parents to book a free flu vaccine appointment with their GP or Pharmacist for their child/children. The ads will appear nationwide across radio, TV, video on demand, print, digital and social. Please find attached a campaign partner pack from the HSE with details, including how you can help share the campaign messages.

 

Public Health Information

As always, for the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please go to:https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/. Clinical and professional guidance relating to COVID-19 is available on www.hpsc.ie where you’ll find up to date guidance for healthcare settings and non-clinical settings.

 

Please also check here for the most up to date partner resources for COVID-19.

You can also view the latest data on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.gov.ie/covid19dashboard.