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Summary of cocooning measures applicable to ALL vulnerable groups
Cocooning is for your personal protection – FULL guidance (from HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre)
Advice on minding your mental health
Advice (from NCCP) on caring for someone that is immuno-compromised
Reliable, up-to-date information on COVID-19 is also available from the following sources on Twitter:
- HSE Ireland – @HSELive
- HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) – @hpscireland
- Department of Health – @roinnslainte
- Dr Tony Holohan (Chief Medical Officer) – @CMOIreland
Other reputable sources of factual COVID-19 information
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Guidance and resources from other patient facing organisations
List of disease specific patient organisations
Family Carers Ireland advice on what a temporary carer may need to know in the event that the primary carer is unable to provide care.
Care Alliance advice and sources of support for carers in Ireland
Guidance and resources from other organisations
The Community Call – Advice & Contact Information county by county on trustworthy sources of local community support.
Glao an Phobail – Comhairle agus Eolas Teagmhála do do Chontae
Additional sources of trustworthy scientific information
BMJ’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hub
The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre
Please contact email@example.com if you know of other reliable sources of useful information for the rare disease community.