Stay Safe Posters and Banner
The Stay Safe pop up banner image is available here.
Stay Safe Guidelines Posters
The new Stay Safe guidelines posters are available to download here, available in a number of formats in English and in Irish for specific settings including:
Stay safe when exercising outdoors
Stay safe at outdoor gatherings
Stay safe at home
Stay safe when shopping
Stay safe at work
Stay safe on public transport
Stay safe at indoor gatherings
Starting this Monday (15th June), there will be new radio adverts on air highlighting information on when and how we should use face coverings. There will also be information about face coverings on the HSE’s social media, and we would be grateful if you would re-share any social media content in the coming days and weeks.
You can find information on face coverings here.
A number of self-isolation digital images are available under the ‘Social Media Graphics’ drop down menu available here.
New Bereavement Support Line to Assist Staff and Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A new national freephone bereavement support line has been launched by the Irish Hospice Foundation in conjunction with the HSE. The national freephone service, 1800 80 70 77 is available Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm.
The support line aims to provide a confidential space for people to speak about their experience or ask questions relating to bereavement. Read more about the new Bereavement Support line here.
Callers will be listened to with compassion and be provided with emotional support and information on any practical issues that may be helpful.
Wellbeing ‘In This Together’
The joint DOH, 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:
- Tips when visiting your GP, Dr John O’Brien, GP
- Tips for the traveller community, Patrick Reilly
- Staying safe in your home – Sgt Graham Kavanagh, An Garda Siochana
- Managing sleep difficulties, Daniel Flynn, HSE
The HSE is issuing letters to more than 5,000 people inviting them to participate in the study to measure exposure to COVID-19 infection in the population using an antibody blood test. The presence of antibodies indicates that a person was infected with the COVID-19 virus. Initial results are expected in late August and will enable HPSC to estimate prevalence of infection of COVID-19 in the population across different age groups. A representative sample of people in both Dublin and Sligo will be invited to participate as it will be representative of the wider population, with higher and lower known levels of infection respectively. Those who consent to take part in the study will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and will provide a blood sample taken by a phlebotomist in a local HSE centre.
The Government’s roadmap for reopening society and business can be found 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/