Covid-19 Information & Advice

Get the most up to date, official information:

Useful resources/guides:

Family Carers Ireland has produced an Emergency Care Scheme in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please click here to find out more.

For a guide produced by Family Carers Ireland to Covid-19 social welfare supports for family carers including a list of FAQs, please click here.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has published COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for family carers who support people in their own homes. Please click here to download.

For guidance from the HPSC on reducing the risk of Covid-19 infection for Older People and Others at Risk of Severe Diseases, please click here.

An FAQ document for people with disabilities and family carers (prepared jointly by the HSE, Family Carers Ireland and Inclusion Ireland) can be found here.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus) are:

  • fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above) - including having chills
  • dry cough
  • fatigue (tiredness)

Find out more hereIf you have any symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild:

Do these even if you have completed your first round of COVID-19 vaccination, had a booster, or had a postive PCR test result in the past.

COVID-19 Community Call Forum:

As part of the Government response to the COVID-19 crisis, your local authority (council) has established a COVID-19 Community Call Forum. Your local forum works with State agencies and community and voluntary groups to provide supports or services to any vulnerable person who needs them.

Your forum brings together different organisations to provide important services like: collection and delivery of essential items like food, ‘meals-on-wheels’,
household items, fuel or medicine (in line with guidance) support if you are experiencing social isolation or are cocooning

If you need help, if you know someone who needs help, or if you would like to offer help, please use the numbers or email for your local authority (council) as listed in this leaflet.