Health Service Executive:
The Irish government recommends the following:
- wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty
- practice good respiratory hygiene, that is, when coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
- maintain social distancing, that is, leave at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever
- avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – if you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself\
If you do have symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), you should phone your doctor or emergency department (ED) immediately.
Do not visit a doctor or ED. Phone them first. This is so you do not accidentally put other people at risk. If you do not have a doctor, phone 112 or 999.