COVID-19 Is Here

And Everyone Has A Role To Play In Stopping It’s Spread

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is an infectious disease that leads to respiratory illness. The main ways to prevent and slow down transmission are:

  • Wash your hands well and often
  • Stop shaking hands or hugging other people
  • Retain a distance of 2 metres from others
  • Practice good coughing and sneezing etiquette,
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes
  • Disinfect frequently used surfaces and items

Community Response

In these challenging times, it is important for everyone to pull together. View the community resource guides to see how you can make a difference, and the nationwide government support being put in place to help local activism.

Government Action Plan for Community Response to Covid-19
You, Your Community and Covid-19

Vulnerable People

If you are a more vulnerable member of your community, do remember you are not alone, and help is only a phone call away. Familiarise yourself with the handy do’s and don’ts in the guide below to make your life easier in the days and weeks ahead.

Advice For Vulnerable People

Volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering during the COVID-19 response or are you looking to recruit volunteers for your organisation at this time? Volunteers are greatly needed right now and there are procedures in place to ensure good volunteer management practice – here are a few things to consider.

How Can I Volunteer In Response To COVID-19
Sensible Volunteering In Response to COVID-19

Generate Trust

While the vast majority of individuals are looking to help their communities through COVID-19, there are a small number of people who will unfortunately try to use the outbreak as an opportunity to take advantage of others and commit fraud. For those receiving support from volunteers and for volunteers themselves, read these helpful tips to protect yourself.

How To Protect Against Fraud And Generate Trust

Useful Links

Health Service Executive (HSE)
Department of Rural and Community Development
Government of Ireland (Rialtas na hÉireann)
Department of Foreign Affairs
Health Protection Surveillance Centre
World Health Organization
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Water Safety Ireland Technical Updates