Re: COVID-19

We have been asked to issue more information on current HSE guidelines on Covid-19 close contact self isolation.Please not the following are the HSE guidelines more information on COVID-19 is available on our website which we regularly update with Covid-19 information.


1:You are advised to restrict your movements for 14 days if you:• are a close contact of a confirmed case of coronavirus• live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus, but you feel well• arrive into Ireland from a country that is not on the COVID-19 green list – this list is reviewed regularly based on advice from officials including public health experts and will be updated if needed

If you are a close contact of a confirmed case you have to restrict your movements for 14 days even if your test comes back negative. This is because it can take up to 14 days for the virus to show up in your system after you have been exposed to it.

Remember all this information and more is available on and on our website these guidelines are no substitution for go advice so if you are concerned about any issue around Covid-19 please contact your gp


2:If you live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus

Restrict your movements, even if you feel well.

The person who has symptoms should behave as if they have coronavirus and:

• self-isolate immediately• phone their GP for advice

The person you live with may be referred for a test for coronavirus.

If their test is positive you will become a close contact.

If their test is negative, you no longer need to restrict your movements. Continue to follow the advice to protect yourself and others.



How to restrict your movements

Restricting your movements means avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.


Do not go to work.

Do not use public transport.

Do not have visitors at your home.

Do not visit others, even if you usually care for them.

Do not go to the shops or pharmacy unless it’s absolutely necessary – where possible, order your groceries online or have some family or friends drop them off.

Do not meet face-to-face with older people, anyone with a long-term medical condition or pregnant women.

You can still go outside to exercise by yourself as long as you keep 2 metres distance from other people.