HSE Covid Partner Pack Update: 10th December 2020

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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

Ireland is currently at Level 3.  

You can see the measures in place from 1st December here

You can see the measures in place from 18th December here

You can see the quick guide to the Christmas changes here


Irish Sign Language (ISL) videos on Self-isolation and Restricted Movements

You can watch the ISL self-isolation (stay in your room) video here, the restricted movements (stay at home) video here and self-isolation, restricted movements and the differences between them video here

These videos, along with other resources, are all available on the COVID-19 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communications Resources page. 


HSE and Age Action launch older-age friendly guide to COVID Tracker App

On Tuesday, 8th December 2020, the HSE and Age Action Ireland launched an older-age friendly guide – How to Use the COVID Tracker App. The guide is part of Age Action Ireland’s Getting Started KIT which supports learning and the use of technology and digital services. People can also contact Age Action Ireland by phone on 01 873 0372 and they will post a free copy of the guide. 

Age Action Ireland worked with the HSE to develop this resource specifically for older people who need some help with online activities so they can use the App as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Information leaflet for new Traveller mothers

The HSE and Pavee Point have developed a leaflet for new mothers about COVID-19 and how to protect themselves and their babies, and what to do if they have symptoms. The ‘Information for Pavee Mothers and Babies’ leaflet is available here. 


COVID-19 Guidance for Religious Services

This HPSC guidance is available here.


Managing a COVID-19 infection at home

This HPSC guidance is available here.


Information leaflet for visiting nursing homes and residential care facilities

This HPSC guidance is available here.


Managing COVID-19 Outbreak- Supporting Residents and Families (2)

Thursday, 10th December 2020 (7–8:15pm)

You can pre-register for the webinar here.

This webinar is part of the ‘Supporting Care of Residents in Long-Term Residential Care during COVID-19 Pandemic Online Webinar Series’. This is a webinar series for nursing homes being hosted jointly by National Integrated Care Programme for Older People and the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director as part of COVID-19 pandemic response.


HPSC AMRIC Team:  COVID-19 Guidance updates for healthcare workers providing home visits and community outpatient services webinar
Friday, 11th December 2020 (12-1pm)

You can pre-register for the webinar here.
Presented by: Prof Martin Cormican, National  HCAI AMR Clinical Lead, National AMRIC Team and Mary Mc Kenna, Infection Prevention and Control Nursing, National AMRIC Team
For telephone access, please use the following:
Irish dial in number:  01 5260058
Access code: 175 737 5163


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 and information on the Keep Well campaign.

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.


If your organisation has any 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.

Many thanks, 

COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement
HSE Communications

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