Phase 3 of COVID-19 Roadmap to reopen and updates

June 23rd, 2020

 

Following on from Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Irish Government's roadmap to reopen, below please find some communications updates as we enter Phase 3

Wellbeing ‘In This Together’
The joint Department of Health, Health6y Ireland and HSE campaign continues to give mental health and wellbeing advice across the country and local authorities, through Healthy Ireland, are also rolling it out on a regional basis.
New videos covering the following topics have been added here:
1.        Positive Posture while working from home: Anna O'Brien, Senior Physiotherapist, HSE
2.        Tips for quitting smoking: Miriam O'Shea, Smoking Cessation Officer, HSE

Stay Safe. Protect each other. Wear a face covering.
Everyone in Ireland has helped to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and worked together in difficult circumstances to save many lives. Now that our services and communities are re-opening, we all want to stay safe and keep protecting each other from coronavirus.  We do this by cleaning our hands, social distancing and covering sneezes and coughs.
 
We can also do this by wearing a face covering.  Face coverings help prevent people who don’t know they have the virus from spreading it to others. They should be worn anywhere it’s difficult to stay 2m apart, like shops or public transport, or when visiting anyone who is more at risk. This includes people aged over 70, or people who are medically vulnerable.  
Wear a face covering to show your support for others, and to help in our fight against coronavirus.  

The Department of Health and the HSE will be supporting people to do this with an advertising campaign on radio, social media, posters, search advertising and publicity. The TV ad will start week commencing 23rd June.
 

Listen to the radio ad here. You can find information on face coverings here. 
 
Visits to Residential Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
You can find information from the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) on visiting people who live in residential care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic from 15 June 2020 here.  
 
Visitors at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
You can find information from the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) on visitors at home here.
 
Family Carers Ireland
Family Carers Ireland is running a virtual Carers’ Coffee Club for family carers every Thursday from 11am to 11:30am where health and wellbeing experts offer support and advice and take questions via Facebook Live. There is no need to register and those wishing to join in should simply visit facebook.com/familycarers on Thursdays at 11am. All previous sessions can be viewed at facebook.com/familycarers/live. For more information on this initiative or for general support please contact the Freephone National Careline 1800 24 07 24.
 
Public Health Information:

For the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please see:
Department of Health DOH:                                       https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ 
Health Service Executive HSE:                                  https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
Health Protection Surveillance Centre HPSC:           https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus