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COVID-19 – Wellbeing
Stay at home: now more than ever it is vital that we protect both our physical and mental health.
On March 27th, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in consultation with the Minister for Health Simon Harris and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan announced additional measures to help fight the spread of COVID-19. To help stop the spread of the virus most people have been asked to stay at home. Some people have been asked to do more than this.
You should only leave your home to:
- shop for essential food and household goods
- attend medical appointments, collect medicine or other health products
- care for children, older people or other vulnerable people – this excludes social family visits
- exercise outdoors – within 2 kilometres of your home and only with people from your own household – keeping 2 metres between you and other people
- travel to work if you provide an essential service – be sure to practice social distancing
There are many tips and resources available to assist in the management of one’s mental health during this time. The HSE have produced resources offering guidance on how to cope with anxiety and the feelings of uncertainty at this time. In addition Mental health Ireland have produced a wonderful resource about how to speak to children and young people about COVID-19. Also our Minister for Health, Simon Harris answered some children’s questions about COVID-19 that might help your children understand what is going on at the moment.
There is a lot of information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you only follow advice from reliable sources and check regularly for updates:
Some useful contacts