Public Health Measures
Ireland is now at Level 5. You can see all of the measures that are in place at Level 5 here.
New COVID-19 Testing, Self-Isolation and Restricted Movements Ad
This new ad explains that COVID-19 wants to spread from person to person, but there’s a lot you can do to stop it reaching someone near you or dear to you. It’s important to know when you should self-isolate and when you should restrict your movements. You can watch the ad here. It’s currently live on TV, radio, digital and social media.
Living with COVID-19 Ad
The Living with COVID-19 ad focuses on protective measures and is currently on TV, radio, digital and social media. The newly updated version of this ad is available here.
Webinar Invitation: COVID-19: Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Palliative Care Services
This webinar will take place on Friday, 13th November 2020 from 12-1pm. You can pre-register for the webinar on this link.
Irish dial in number: 01 5260058
Access code: 163 577 4868
|If you wish to raise a query for discussion at the webinar, please send the question over to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, 10th November.|
Enhanced Illness Benefit for COVID-19
Last week, the Department of Social Protection launched a public information campaign to raise awareness of Enhanced Illness Benefit for COVID-19.
Enhanced Illness Benefit for COVID-19 is available to employees or self-employed people who are unable to work due to:
-A diagnosis of COVID-19, or
-An instruction by a doctor or the HSE to self-isolate/restrict their movements.
The payment is €350 per week. To apply, a person will require medical certification and will need to make an application to the Department of Social Protection. The online applications can be made at: www.mywelfare.ie
A series of multi-lingual resources including posters and social media posts in a wide range of languages have been developed. These are designed to help ensure that as many people as possible are made aware of this important support. The resources are available to download by language here.
The START partnership campaign from the HSE, safefood and Healthy Ireland (Department of Health) encourages families with young children to adopt healthier lifestyles. Conscious of the impact of COVID-19 on families and recent research demonstrating that family time is highly valued at the moment, this month we are focussing on “Big wins start with small changes. Make the most of family time by adding a healthy habit.”
TV, radio, out of home and digital advertising are running for the month of November. You can view the TV ad here. If you and your family would like to get more information on healthy habits check out www.makeastart.ie/
Dementia Inclusive Tipperary
Partnering with the HSE’s Dementia campaign, Tipperary County Council is embarking on the journey of making Tipperary towns inclusive. Dementia awareness training for businesses, community and sport groups as well as training on dementia inclusive design and walkability audits are part of the programme. The outcome of this project is to ensure that people with dementia and their families are supported in our communities and to increase awareness across the county. We would like to encourage representatives of all our partner organisations and local champions in Tipperary to join this programme to ensure that all groups and organisations are connecting, working together and supporting each other to achieve this goal – which is now more important than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first step is dementia awareness training and you are invited to attend this programme which will take place online on The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Moodle Workplace site. We are focusing on the Thurles, Templemore, Roscrea area first and will then roll it out across other towns. The course will begin with an Introductory Video Meeting on Monday 16th November 2020. During the Introductory Video Meeting you will be guided and shown how to get the most from the online course. The course is free, and to secure your place please email email@example.com with your name and email address. This initiative is funded by Tipperary County Council and Healthy Ireland.
If you are interested in dementia or inclusive design training for your county/organisation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
You can view the latest information on how Ireland is responding to cases of COVID-19 here.