We hope this message finds you well.
We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.
Public Health Measures
All counties in Ireland are moving to Level 3 of the Plan for Living with COVID-19.
You can download a graphic of all of the levels here of the Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19.
COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Webinar: Guidance for Staff in Mental Healthcare Services
This webinar will take place on Friday, 9th October from 12-1pm. You can pre-register for the webinar on this link.
Irish dial in number: 01 5260058
Access code: 163 954 7886
If you would like to raise a question on infection prevention and control for your service, please email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, 7th October.
Dementia and COVID-19
Recent months have been especially difficult for people living with dementia and their families. With many staying at home due to COVID-19 and services changing to help protect people from the virus, many people with dementia are missing out on social connections and activities so vital for wellbeing.
To get Ireland talking about dementia and to better understand how we can offer support we’ll be taking the conversation to 10 local radio stations over the next three weeks. You can find more information on dementia and actions we can all take to support people living with dementia here.
Guidance for Drug and Alcohol Support Groups and Treatment Programmes: COVID-19
New guidance for drug and alcohol support groups and treatment programmes and other addiction treatment services has been published today in line with Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19. This new guidance has been developed to ensure that these groups can operate safely, including at levels 3 and 4 of the government framework. The guidance is available 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 also check here for the most up to date partner resources for COVID-19.
You can view the latest information on how Ireland is responding to cases of COVID-19 here.
If your organisation has any specific requests in relation to COVID-19 public health information materials, please email us at Partner.Pack@hse.ie to let us know.
We wish you good health and wellness.
Kahlil, Sarah and Sinead