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What is COVID-19? Who is at risk?

COVID-19 is a new illness caused by a virus called coronavirus.It can

affect your lungs and airways. It is spread through droplets from the nose and

mouth- example by talking loud, singing, shouting, coughing or sneezing. Droplets containing the virus can also fall onto

surfaces. If you touch that surface and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth, you could also become infected.Coronavirus (COVID-19) can affect

anybody. For some people however, the risk is

much higher.There are 2 levels of higher risk:high riskvery high risk 

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COVID-19 Symptoms

If you have any common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), self-isolate and phone your GP straight away

(or out of hours GP service- evenings/weekends) to get referred for a coronavirus test

Common symptoms of coronavirus include:Fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above)C

ough - any type of cough, not just dryShortness of breath or breathing difficultiesL

oss or change to your sense of smell or taste Video: https

://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPfiM42MRzc

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Simple steps that can slow the virus down

https://youtu.be/1jZoWIWsEU8

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Face Coverings

By law, you have to wear a face covering:on public transportin shops, shopping centres and some other indoor settings You

should also wear a face covering:when staying 2 metres apart from people is difficultin a healthcare setting - this includes hospitals, GP surgeries, care settings, nursing homes and dental practiceswhen

visiting anyone who is more at risk from coronavirus - such as people aged 70 or over or people who are medically vulnerableSome people do not have to wear face

coverings Who should not wear one

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Face Covering Guidelines

A cloth 

face covering should cover the nose and mouth and go under the chin:fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

be secured with ties or ear loopsinclude at least 2 layers of fabricallow for breathing without restrictionHow to wash one

Wash daily in a hot wash at 60 degrees with detergent

You do not need to sterilise face coverings. Wash it in a washing machine or by hand as you would any other item of clothingWash your hands before and after use

Video: https://youtu.be/OBR0udoIaiY

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Disposable Face Masks

These masks are single use only

Putting OnWash or sanitise your hands to avoid contaminationCover your nose and mouth with the mask

and pinch the metal strip to secure it over the bridge of your nosePosition the ear loops around your ears and ensure the mask covers the nose, mouth and entire chin 

Taking OffDo not touch the outside of the mask while removing it as it may be contaminatedRemove the mask by the ear loops.Place the mask in a bin after removal

Wash or sanitise your hands after removing the mask

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Wash your hands well and often to avoid contamination

How to wash your hands

https://youtu.be/IsgLivAD2FE

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Watch your distance - Maintain the 2 metre rule

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Download the COVID Tracker app

Download the HSE COVID Tracker app at https://www.covidtracker.ieThe app alerts you if you have been in contact with another app user who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Common questions

What should I do if I have been in close contact/live with someone with COVID-19?Contact your GP and follow HSE guidelines 

https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/Is there a vaccine to prevent COVID-19?There is currently no

vaccine available to protect against COVID-19 (Coronavirus).Will antibiotics help if I get COVID-19?No

. COVID-19 is a viral illness. Antibiotics do not work on viral illnesses.Can COVID-19 be sexually transmitted?COVID-19 is not a sexually transmitted infection, however, it can be passed on through

kissing and close contact, including having sex. Avoid sexual activity and especially kissing if you or your partner has symptoms of coronavirus, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or loss of smell or taste.

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Reliable Information COVID-19

Always use reputable websites for information on COVID-19Visit the HSE, HPSC and GOV.ie websitesHSE: https

://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/HPSC: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/Gov.ie: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/

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Test your knowledge

1) What are the most common symptoms of COVID-19?2) How is COVID-19 spread?3) What should you do if you develop symptoms of COVID-19?4) Who is most at risk if they develop COVID-19?

5) List 3 ways you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 6) How often should you wash your cloth face covering?7) Why is it important not to reuse a disposable face mask?8) When/how often should you wash your hands?

9) How long should you spend washing your hands?10) What is the required social distance to be maintained?

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