In response to COVID-19 a new integrated national home-based service for MND has been established to ensure people with MND continue to receive excellent care. This new team, led by Professor Hardiman, is made up of specialist doctors and nurses from the national MND service in Beaumont Hospital and Cork University Hospital, Galway Hospital and also the team in IMNDA. Together they will continue to provide advice and support, as well as home visits throughout the country.
ROADMAP FOR REOPENING FOR SOCIETY AND BUSINESS:
The government has published a roadmap for Ireland and the plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions. The detail can be found here.
The government is urging people over the age of 70 or who have underlying medical conditions to cocoon. Everything you need to know about cocooning is right here. Additional information is also available from the HSE on at risk groups and cocooning here.
COVID-19 INFORMATION BOOKLET:
A Covid-19 information booklet is being circulated to every household in the country.
The guide offers information about Ireland and Covid-19 including how the government is responding, the symptoms of Covid-19 and how you should self-isolate if showing symptoms.
It can be found right here covid-19-information-booklet
Additional to this publication, a useful booklet has been released to help younger children understand. It’s right here, Covid – 19 Resource for Younger Children
There is also an easy read version of the Public Information Guide on Covid 19 (Coronavirus) and audio resources. They can be found right here.
STAYING WELL DURING THE PANDEMIC:
There is a dedicated section to minding your mental health, alcohol advice, eating well and exercise on the HSE website here.