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Covid-19: Public Health Advice from HSE

The following advice was downloaded from www.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus:

This advice is for people who have been in one of the following places in the last 14 days:

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • the following regions in Italy – Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna or Piedmont

These are places where there is a spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The advice also applies to children who have recently been on school trips to one of the places above.

If you have been to one of the places listed above, the advice you should follow depends on if you are feeling well or feeling unwell.

If you are feeling well

If you have been to one of the places listed above and are feeling well, carry on with your normal routine.

Follow the advice on how to protect yourself from coronavirus and other infections such as flu.

Avoid spending time with people that are ill with a cough, high temperature, or breathing problems.

If you develop symptoms of coronavirus within 14 days of returning:

  • avoid contact with people by self-isolating
  • phone your GP or emergency department
  • tell them your symptoms and let them know you have been to a country or region with spread of coronavirus

 

If you are not feeling well

If you have been to one of the places listed above and you are not feeling well, check if you have symptoms of coronavirus. These are fever (high temperature), cough or difficulty breathing.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, phone your GP or local emergency department (ED) without delay. Do not go to your GP or ED. Phone them first. Tell them about your symptoms. Let them know you have been to a country or region with spread of coronavirus. Avoid contact with other people by self-isolating.

 

If you develop symptoms of coronavirus within 14 days of returning:

Avoid contact with people by self-isolating.

Phone your GP or emergency department, tell them your symptoms and let them know you have been to a country or region with spread of coronavirus.

 

If you think you have been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus

Phone HSELive on 1850 24 1850 if you think you have been:

  • in contact with someone confirmed as having coronavirus
  • to a healthcare facility in another country where coronavirus patients are being treated

You will be put in contact with your local Department of Public Health staff who will give you information and advice.

If you develop symptoms of coronavirus, avoid contact with people by self-isolating and phone your GP or emergency department.

Self-isolation

Self-isolation means staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people. You should self-isolate if you think you may have coronavirus while you are waiting to talk to a doctor. This will help to prevent the spread of coronavirus to others. To self-isolate: Stay at home or in your hotel in a room on your own with a phone. Do not go to work, school, religious services or public areas. Do not use public transport or taxis. Avoid having visitors to your home. It is important to keep away from older people, those with long-term medical conditions or pregnant women.

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