COVID-19 Cocooning Public Health Advice Easy Read
An easy read version of the Cocooning public health advice can be found here.
HSE Approved Guidance for Disability Services
There are new COVID-19 Guidance resources now available for staff and carers who provide services to people with disabilities. This guidance will help ensure that staff and carers are fully aware of the steps they need to take during the outbreak. All of the materials are available to download here. A list of all of the guidance documents, including those previously shared, can be found here.
Irish Sign Language (ISL) Videos Explaining Testing
There are four Irish Sign Language videos on testing that can be found here.
Public Health Information:
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/
On 24th April 2002 an Education Programme webinar for managing COVID-19 infection prevention and control in residential care facilities took place. 1,400 people joined the webinar to listen to Prof Cormican, National Clinical lead and Mary McKenna, Assistant Director of Nursing for Infection Prevention and Control. Lots of practical information and advice was shared and is now available here on HPSC.ie.
Mental Wellbeing Campaign
Finally, a reminder about the Mental Wellbeing campaign which offers support and resources for people to help deal with stress and isolation, and also helps people maintain wellbeing and cope at home during this time. The website is www.gov.ie/together and the hashtag is #inthistogether. The campaign now incorporates two new areas:
1. Additional resources for parents together with play advice and ideas – Let’s play Ireland, from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs
2. Local Authorities across the country are linking out to local initiatives supporting wellbeing at this time
You can also view videos here under the videos section here.