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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
COVID Tracker App now available to download
The HSE has created a free smartphone app to help improve contact tracing for COVID-19.
The app will make contact tracing faster and more accurate, reducing the spread of coronavirus.
Nearly 800,000 people have already downloaded the app today.
If you use the app, you can:
As the country moves into Phase 2 of the Roadmap to reopen the country the #InThisTogether Wellbeing campaign
from the Department of Health and the HSE will continue to be on the airwaves in June.
Following some concerns of callers to our phone line we are seeking to clarify current situation regarding cancellation of appointments. The best site to check is the HSE link below as this updates daily.
During the current public health emergency, there will be a greatly increased need for medicines to be delivered to patients, particularly those who are cocooning.
The PSI – the pharmacy regulator is aware that there is a significant national effort taking place, led by Local Authority Community Response Fora, to support the vulnerable and older members of our communities in ensuring they continue to receive what they need to stay at home and to stay well.
Coronavirus update from Chronic Pain Ireland
The following is taken from the HSE website (20th March 2020 at 14.15)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that can affect lungs and airways and the HSE is still learning how it works. Most people who become infected will experience mild illness and recover however there are some groups of people who may be more at risk of serious illness if they catch coronavirus. The HSE do not think these groups have a higher risk of catching coronavirus. This is similar to other infections such as flu.