The HSE poster above clearly summarises the preventative measures that we should all take as individuals, to make sure i4Life is doing everything possible to minimise the risks to our members, volunteers, partners and the community we support.
Advice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
“Anyone who may have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19, is advised to contact HSE Live (1850 24 1850, https://www.hse.ie/eng/hselive/). 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.”
Wash Your Hands (properly)
One of the most effective and socially useful things you can do to assist in slowing the COVID-19 spread is washing you hands. Sounds simple right? We recommend these steps to making sure that’s properly done.
- Wet your hands (with clean running water where possible).
- Turn off the tap and add plenty of hand sanitiser or soap to your hands
- Lather up by running hands together. Lather it into the back of your hands, under your nails and in between your fingers. This friction across all nook and crannies of your hands removes germs. Do this for at least 20 seconds.
- Wash off all the lather in running water. This removes germs in the lather and off your hands.
- Dry your hands properly, as wet hands transmits any germs not removed easier than dry hands.
International Travel Advice.
The primary source of information in Ireland is the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. There is a specific section of the website that you can find here, which is regularly updated.
The site states:
“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and our Embassies worldwide are monitoring the situation closely, and are in ongoing contact with the World Health Organisation and other relevant international and domestic partners. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade regularly updates its travel advice for over 200 countries and we would encourage our citizens to read this information carefully before they travel.”
If you have queries about a specific country you can check the departments travel advice in this handy A-Z list of countries here https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/