March 25th, 2020
What you need to know about COVID-19
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called Coronavirus.
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of Coronavirus to appear.
Social distancing measures continue to be paramount and every citizen is being asked to take the necessary precautions.
Anyone with concerns that they may have come into contact with a person who has Covid-19 should contact the HSE Live Helpline on 1850 24 1850. If you are unwell with cough, especially with respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever) you should isolate yourself immediately and phone your GP.
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For the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please go to:
- Department of Health: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/
- HSE: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
- HPSC: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/