The Irish Government are acting fast to apply measures of slowing down the spread of this virus ie. reduce further spread of the infection.
By doing so it will give Ireland's health system a much better chance of responding effectively to all of those who will need treatment and care over the coming months.
Their latest update advises the public on:
Self-isolation: People are now being asked to stay at home if they have ‘flu-like symptoms (for example, fever, cough and so on) regardless of travel or contact history. Protective self-separation is recommended for a person who is at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 when the virus is circulating in their community.
Reduce interactions with people outside the workplace as much as possible. All citizens are required to:
Avoid crowded places
Increase interpersonal distance eg. at least 2 metres, do not shake hands, no communal sleeping areas.
People should always practice personal protective measures, even in crowd environments eg. frequent hand hygiene, avoid touching eyes/nose/mouth.
If you have a fever or a cough, you should stay at home regardless of your travel or contact history