General Guide on the Management of COVID-19 Outbreaks in the Workplace
This HPSC guidance is available here.
Advice for People in the Community with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and their Contacts
This HPSC guidance is available here.
Community Settings Webinar: Clinical Guidelines and PPE Usage
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 (1-2pm). To attend the webinar please use this link here. Password: D7x@Khq*E3 (shouldn’t be necessary)
HSE Health and Wellbeing Webinar: Staying Connected in these times
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 (12 -1pm)
Guest speaker: Dr Eddie Murphy, Principal Psychologist
During this time of uncertainty when we are physically distancing ourselves from others due to COVID-19, our friendships and connections have become an even more important part of our lives – it’s important that we stay connected and keep talking about how we are feeling. We will go through some tips for how you can stay connected at work and with your friends and family in this period of uncertainty. We also want to share with you what others say has worked for them. You can pre-register for this webinar here.
Community Call Initiative
The “Keep Well” campaign, part of the Government’s Recovery and Resilience plan, is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. It will provide guidelines, information, and tips on things that will help us keep well through the coming months. All of this will be available on gov.ie/healthyireland
The “Keep Well” campaign is focused on a number of themes including staying connected. Staying connected with people, addressing isolation, supporting volunteerism and initiatives that support person-to-person connection is important for everyone’s wellbeing.
Building on the Community Call response earlier in the year, Local Authorities are being supported to provide a local community helpline and befriending service. Working with partner organisations, including Local Development Companies, NGOs, Volunteer Ireland and An Garda Síochána, there is particular emphasis on identifying and supporting those most at risk of isolation. More information can be found here.
Irish Local Development Network – Local Development Companies as part of the “Community Call” and “Keep Well” Campaigns
The Irish Local Development Network of 49 Local Development Companies (LDCs) have been engaged in their communities offering a wide range of services as part of the “Community Call” and “Keep Well” Campaigns. With the support of the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) and a number of other state funded programmes LDCs are inviting individuals in need of assistance to get in touch with their local development company: www.ildn.ie/directory
IDS-TILDA COVID-19 Report
The Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) is marking International Day of People with Disabilities with the launch of their report exploring the experiences of people with an intellectual disability during COVID-19 on Thursday, 3rd December at 10:30am. You can register for the event here.
Public Health Information
As always, for the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please go to: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ and https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/. 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 check here for the most up to date partner resources for COVID-19.
Please also check the Healthy Ireland site here with further resources.
You can view the latest information on how Ireland is responding to cases of COVID-19 here.
Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub is available here.