From: Covid_Stakeholder@health.gov.ie On Behalf Of Covid Stakeholder
Sent: Tuesday 27 October 2020 15:00
Subject: Message from Covid-19 Stakeholder Communications Support and updates
Thank you for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.
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 torestrict 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.
If your organisation has any requests in relation to COVID-19 public health information materials, please email us at to let us know.
We wish you good health and wellness.
Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support