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COVID-19 updates – Health Service Executive


COVID-19 updates

Last updated: 12 March 2020 at 1.15pm

This page contains information on how the health service is responding to the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you are concerned about your health, read this information about coronavirus prevention and symptoms.

Coronavirus updates

Visit GOV.IE for the latest coronavirus updates from the Department of Health

The response in Ireland

Ireland is following the advice of the:

  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Britain is taking a different response. It is no longer a member of the EU.

Ireland and the UK have different:

  • case definitions for possible cases of COVID-19
  • guidance about self-isolation

Checks at airports

The advice from experts is that there is currently no need for temperature checks on passengers arriving at Irish airports.

Coronavirus posters

COVID-19 poster (PDF, 760KB, 1 page)

Hand hygiene poster (PDF, 129KB, 1 page)

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COVID-19 guidance for other settings 

Department of Health

Department of Health – Coronavirus COVID-19

Department of Foreign Affairs

Department of Foreign Affairs – Updated travel advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

World Health Organisation

WHO – Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 outbreak

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

ECDC – Coronavirus (COVID-19)