COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 ‘Coronavirus’ – Last Update 30th March 2020

As the Coronavirus begins to affect more services and individuals around the country, we would like to help point social enterprises in the direction of information that can support them.

Supports available

A number of support organisations and government departments are providing up to date information for a range of entities that may face difficulties.
HSE Live: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html
Department of Rural & Community Development: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ea1c30-updated-measures-in-response-to-covid-19-coronavirus/
Wheel: https://www.wheel.ie/advice-guidance/practical-advice-covid-19-coronavirus
Department of Health: www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/
HSPC: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/
EU Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/health/coronavirus-response_en
Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation: https://dbei.gov.ie/en/What-We-Do/Supports-for-SMEs/COVID-19-supports/Government-supports-to-COVID-19-impacted-businesses.html
Local Enterprise Office: https://www.localenterprise.ie/response/

 

30th March 2020: Today’s Government Announcement:

List of Essential Services: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/dfeb8f-list-of-essential-service-providers-under-new-public-health-guidelin/

Digital Partner Pack Update
https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/

The digital partner pack now has illustrated stories for children going to test centres for COVID-19 testing. It is hoped that children going for testing may benefit from the illustrated stories.

The digital partner pack also has the updated resources and materials asking people to stay at home.

The digital partner pack contains:
·        The most up to date posters on COVID-19
·        Videos and audio files that you can share
·        Leaflets, social media assets, the information booklet and more

The main leaflet which is gone to homes will be made available in a number of languages and formats – including audio and braille, which we will include on the digital partner pack as they are ready.

Cocooning
For information on cocooning, please go to:
https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/at-risk-groups.html
https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/923825-guidance-on-cocooning-to-protect-people-over-70-years-and-those-extr/
There is a poster (halfway down) the Department of Health page above regarding cocooning and this will also be available on the Digital partner pack tomorrow.

Government have launched ‘Ireland’s National Action Plan in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 16th March 2020‘.

Government announced additional measures to protect citizens by delaying the spread of COVID-19.
The general public is asked to follow this advice and keep informed of this ongoing outbreak. Details of these updated measures can be found here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ea1c30-updated-measures-in-response-to-covid-19-coronavirus/

As part of the govenrment’s efforts, we have been given access to a partner pack that can now be downloaded online here https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/

Key Updates
Here are some important additions and updates for you:

Looking after mental wellbeing:
We are aware that many people may be feeling a sense of anxiety and stress at this time.  In this regard we are also developing information and resources to support mental wellbeing and promote resilience during these challenging times.  We will be sharing this with you when these are developed.

Our collective efforts are critical, we need to do this together, as one community. We will be asking everyone to play their part, to help each other. Slowing the spread of this disease protects everyone, but it particularly protects those who are most at risk.

Thank you again in advance for your support at this important time.

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