Age & Opportunity is following public health guidelines in relation to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. We are following the advice of the HSE (Health Service Executive), the Department of Health and the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) who are monitoring the situation.
Our office has closed and our staff are continuing to work from home. All of our training sessions and courses have been cancelled until further notice, as advised by the Government. We will continue to provide updates as the situation develops. You can contact all staff through their email addresses (available on our website) or for general enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our friends in ALONE Ireland have launched a helpline for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ireland, in collaboration with the HSE and the Department of Health. The helpline will provide advice and reassurance, complementing the clinical advice and HSE helpline and support. Should you, or an older person you know, need advice or support you can reach them from 8am – 8pm Monday – Friday on 0818 222 024.
The HSE have developed an information pack on how to protect yourself and others from coronavirus. Read it here.
For the latest updates follow gov.ie for information. Read more here.
For resources, posters and videos that you may need check out the HSE website. Find the resources here.
COVID-19 Cocooning Public Health Advice Easy Read
An easy read version of the Cocooning public health advice can be found here.
HSE Approved Guidance for Disability Services
There are new COVID-19 Guidance resources now available for staff and carers who provide services to people with disabilities. This guidance will help ensure that staff and carers are fully aware of the steps they need to take during the outbreak. All of the materials are available to download here.
Mental Wellbeing Campaign
The Mental Wellbeing campaign which offers support and resources for people to help deal with stress and isolation, and also helps people maintain well being and cope at home during this time. The website is www.gov.ie/together.