March 12th, 2020
MDI wishes to let our members know that we are continuing to monitor developments in relation to the coronavirus and to evaluate potential steps to safeguard the health and wellbeing of members and staff.
In the interest of protecting members who may be more at risk if they catch the coronavirus, we wish to let you know that we have deferred the following activities for the next two weeks, starting 12 March 2020:
Home visits, case meetings, general meetings, events, and outings with Family Support Workers and Youth Workers.
We are still here for you, and our Family Support Workers and Youth Workers will continue to offer our support and information services by phone, text, email and Zoom video conferencing to members. (We will follow up with instructions on how to use Zoom.) We wish to acknowledge that it may be a worrying and isolating time for some − we are here if you’d like to talk about anything. We also encourage you to keep checking for updates from the following, reliable websites:
- HSE: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html
- Department of Health: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/
- Health Protection Surveillance Centre: https://www.hpsc.ie/
- Department of Foreign Affairs: https://dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/#a-z-letter__I
If you have any concerns, please contact your Family Support Worker or MDI Head Office 01 6236414.
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