Covid-19: Resources & Information

Personal Care & Safety Advice

  • Wash your hands well and often to avoid contamination
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing and discard used tissue
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Maintain Physical Distancing of at least 2 metres between yourself  and others
  • If you have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19, you are advised to contact HSE Live on 1850 24 1850  (HSE Live Website)
  • If you are unwell with a 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.

Latest Information From Government (updated daily+) Click here

HSE  Daily updates are available on the HSE website’s dedicated COVID-19 page here.

Government Supports For Business Full details on these supports and others can be found on the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation website here.

Business Continuity Planning Checklist Now available on the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation website here.

Ibec Podcast Regular episodes of Ibec on Covid-19 available on Spotify.  Episode 1 is here.

Kantar Media Digest Daily e-mail summary of latest Covid-19 news — subscribe at Kantar“s website here.

COVID-19 Action Plan to Support the Community Response From the Department of Rural and Community Development, available here.  Dedicated helpdesk for registered community organisations is at Loading...

Volunteering Information on volunteering is available at

RTÉ News Advice For PR & Comms practitioners on organisation of press conferences and media events here.

Data Protection Commission Remote working data safety advice available here.  They also have advice on the processing and use of personal data during the crisis here.

Dublin Chamber Dublin Chamber“s comprehensive Covid-19 Information Zone is on their website here.

Sick Pay/Self-Isolation Guidance from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)is available here.

Income Support Helpline From the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection — 1890 800 024 or (01) 248 1398 (9am-5pm).  Information also available for employers and employees here.

Older People/Senior Citizens ALONE helpline is 0818 222 014; the Senior helpline is 1800 804 591

ICCO (International Communications Consultancy Organisation) Detailed information, guidance and links for PR & Communications practitioners here

Welfare Payments Latest information from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection here. Additional public-health posters for use in airports, surgeries, schools and higher education establishments here.

Social/Physical Distancing A series of Department of Health graphics to help you maintain distance in your premises, available in print-ready formats here.

Department of Foreign Affairs General & country-specific travel advice here.  DFA Travelwise app also available from Google Play Store or Apple AppStore.

Health Protection Surveillance Centre Additional information for employers at their website here.

World Health Organization  Detailed information about the outbreak on their website here, including daily situation updates and travel advice.  WHO“s continuously updated ‘situation dashboard’ is online here.

European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control Detailed information and daily updates here.

ITAA The Irish travel Agents Association travel advice is here.

By heeding the above there is no need to panic - we can all be safe.  But, in the words of Sgt. Phil Esterhaus, “Let’s be careful out there…”.

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