Archive for March 2020

31 03,2020

Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

Update for PPN Members       Below are a few updates to support ongoing efforts to share information about the Coronavirus. Digital Partner Pack Update   The digital partner pack now includes the COVID-19 Information Booklet, which is being delivered to all households from this week on https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/   The digital partner pack now has…
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31 03,2020

Galway County Council is co-ordinating local organisations to assist citizens during Covid-19

Dedicated community support helpline available at 091-509390 9.00am-6.00pm 7 days Monday to Sunday Free phone Number is 1800 92 88 94   At the instigation of Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, a Covid-19 Community Response Forum will be put in place for each County and will be co-ordinated by the Local…
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27 03,2020

Turloughmore Community Council Response to COVID-19

  In conjunction with Turloughmore Community Council, a new service for vulnerable and self-isolating members of the community will come into operation from Saturday 21st Mach until further notice. The service will permit any vulnerable of self-isolating person in the community to contact a local, participating pharmacy and organize prescriptions which can be paid for…
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27 03,2020

COVID-19 Public Information Booklet

  The Government of Ireland and the HSE are working together to constantly update their digital resources for groups to use. The digital pack of resources can be found here.   A COVID-19 Public Information Booklet has been published and a copy will be delivered free of charge by An Post to every household in Ireland.…
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25 03,2020

Guidelines for Ports during COVID-19

  The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is Ireland’s specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases.   HPSC is part of the Health Service Executive and works in partnership with health service providers and sister organisations in Ireland and around the world, to provide the best possible information for the control and prevention of…
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25 03,2020

Minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Infectious disease outbreaks like coronavirus (COVID-19), can be worrying. This can affect your mental health. But there are many things you can do to mind your mental health during times like this.   Original post by: HSE   How your mental health might be affected The spread of coronavirus is a new and challenging event.…
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23 03,2020

COVID-19 Community Response Communications Pack

A National Action Plan to address the Coronavirus outbreak was published on 16th March. The Plan sets out a whole-of-society response and mobilisation of resources across Government and society to fight the spread of the virus. An additional, Community Response Action Plan was launched to complement the efforts of National Plan which aims to coordinate the…
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20 03,2020

Resources available during COVID-19

  Official Information Sources on COVID-19 (Shared by Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support): HSE (Health Service Executive) COVID-19 Updates available here. HPSC (Health Protection Surveillance Centre) – Guidance for healthcare professionals on COVID-19 available here. Government of Ireland (Gov.ie) COVID-19 – Latest Updates available here. National Action Plan on COVID-19 available here. Minister Ring launches COVID-19…
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18 03,2020

ALONE launch a COVID-19 support line for older people

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has announced the launch of a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland.   As a member organisation of the National Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Subgroup for Vulnerable People, ALONE…
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18 03,2020

Launch of a Family Carer (online) Support Group

  In light of the curtailment of many face-to-face Family Carer support services, and following extensive feedback, Care Alliance Ireland has set up an online Family Carer Support Group.   Open to all Family Carers living in the Republic of Ireland, this new online private group will be facilitated by a number of professionals with…
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