May 5th, 2020
There have been a number of updates and developements of information and resources available to the public in response to Covid-19.
Below are the most recent updates regarding Covid-19 for people with disabilities, as well as their carers, families, and organisations who support them.
Public Health Information:
For the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please go tothe following links:
HSE COVID-19 Webpage for People with Disabilities and Their Families
A new HSE webpage specifically to provide easy access to Covid related information for people with disabilities and their families is now live.
COVID-19 Cocooning Public Health Advice Easy Read
An easy read version of the Cocooning public health advice can be found via the link.
Link: Coronavirus COVID-19 Cocooning Public Health Advice
Mental Wellbeing Campaign
The #inthistogether Mental Wellbeing campaign offers support and resources for people to help deal with stress and isolation, and also helps people maintain wellbeing and cope at home during this time.
The campaign now incorporates two new areas:
1. Additional resources for parents together with play advice and ideas – Let’s play Ireland, from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs
2. Local Authorities across the country are linking out to local initiatives supporting wellbeing at this time
Irish Sign Language (ISL) Videos
There are Irish Sign Language videos available from the HSE website which explains Covid-19 and Testing Procedures.
Link: ISL Covid-19 Resources
HSE Approved Guidance for Disability Services
There are new COVID-19 Guidance resources now available for staff and carers who provide care to people with disabilities. This guidance will help ensure that staff and carers are fully aware of the steps they need to take during the outbreak.
Link: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Posters and Resources
Guidance Documents developed by HSE Disability Services
Link: Guidance Documents developed by HSE Disability Services