COVID-19 Update & Resources

Update: COVID-19

In line with current advice from the HSE IRD Duhallow are consistently reviewing the circumstances and we are adhering to all advice from the Irish Government and the HSE.

We are dedicated to safeguarding our employees, volunteers, and customers, and we maintain the HSE guidelines in terms of social distancing and hygiene.

Below are some useful resources and guides:

Latest Guidelines on Public Health Measures

Government Announce New COVID-19 Income Support Scheme  On March 24th, 2020 the Government announced an updated National COVID-19 Income Support Scheme which will provide financial support to Irish workers and companies affected by the crisis

Information for Employees   A number of income supports are available form the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Information for Employers Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme, Short time work support and Income Supports

Illness Benefit for COVID-19 What benefits are available, how to qualify, how to apply, and the new rate of payment

For the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please go to https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ , hse.ie/coronavirus and hpsc.ie/novelcoronavirus and gov.ie  

The Easy Read version of the COVID-19 Public Information Booklet
The Easy Read version of the COVID-19 Public Information Booklet will help those who sometimes find content hard to read, understand or act on. The Easy Read is also available to download here along with the original information guide which has been translated into many languages and is available as an audio guide.

Irish sign language videos
Irish Sign Language videos are available online here . There are five videos, each covering a different section of the COVID-19 information booklet.

An audio version of the guide is also available on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/hseireland/sets/hse-coronavirus-covid-19

A Easyread Guide to Cocooning 

This is a easy read guide about Cocooning because of  Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/a-guide-to-cocooning-easy-read-.pdf 

This video also explains Cocooning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZD7SHmVhA4&feature=youtu.be 


Resources for people with dementia, their families and carers
Online resources
for people dementia, their families and carers and a booklet of activities which can be carried out at home are available.