While we continue to learn about COVID-19, there are some fundamental understandings that we need to be vigilantly informed about for the entire duration of this pandemic.
Members of society who find themselves more at risk if they catch the virus need our support with knowing and respecting all official guidelines around preventing the spread of coronavirus and therefore protecting those more vulnerable to infection.
Serious illness risks apply to those who
The HSE advises that you call your doctor if you have any symptoms of coronavirus and are concerned.
Recommended guidelines for these at-risk groups include following the general advice for protecting yourself from coronavirus, as well as the following:
Other health factors to consider during this time of COVID-19 include:
Read more on these plus a full overview on vulnerable citizens from the HSE here.
Update April 5:
If you are over the age of 70, the HSE are advising that cocooning will greatly reduce the change of getting COVID-19. You should minimise all non-essential contact and refrain from leaving your home in any circumstance - see our overview on cocooning practices here.
The measures shared are as follows: