IDS Coronavirus ISL Support

During this time of worldwide crisis IDS is here to support you and the Deaf community. The Coronavirus is causing disruptions to all of our lives. For some it will mean problems with employment and for others unfortunately it will mean health difficulties.

We are asking the Deaf community and our national council members to communicate with us about your concerns and needs. We want to support our community in every way we can.

We are engaging with state services but it is clear that not enough information is being provided in our language, ISL. For that reason we are adding new content to our website to support you and get you the information you need.

Visit our support  page Coronavirus ISL Support for news, ISL translations and links to resources. This section of our website will be a hub for ISL content and we are inviting other organisations to share their information with us and we will add it.

The IDS is here with you during this difficult time.

Contact our Coronavirus support team by email or text/call 086 440 1443.

IDS fundraising is seriously impacted by the Coronavirus Emergency. Support us by donating nowYou can also support IDS by joining or renewing your membership on our membership page.

The Scheme to Support National Organisations is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural and Community Development”.

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Department of Health briefing on #COVID19 on
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Coronavirus - Minister for Health Simon Harris has signed regulations granting the Garda the powers to enforce sweeping restrictions on public movement and bring criminal prosecutions against those failing to comply on Tuesday night.

The new powers were included in the emergency coronavirus legislation passed two weeks ago but only became active once the Minister signed them into use. Until now Gardaí have been requesting rather than ordering people to comply with the guidelines.

Mr Harris has activated the regulations following a meeting with the Garda Commissioner and the Attorney General on Tuesday. It is understood signing of the regulations was delayed as the Government’s lawyers worked out the precise wording and extent of the powers.

Gardaí now have the power to arrest and detain those who breach the restrictions. This includes those found exercising beyond 2km from their homes or those travelling for non-essential reasons.

Convictions will result in a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine of €2,500.

Gardaí also have the power to assist the HSE in detaining someone judged to be at risk of spreading the virus who refuses to self isolate. Those refusing to comply with such orders face up to three months in prison.

The measures were enacted on Tuesday amid worries the fine weather will attract many people to public spaces over the coming bank holiday weekend.

Garda sources say the intention will be to only use the enforcement powers as a last resort, e.g. if someone refuses to return home when directed or are repeatedly caught breaking the regulations.

SOURCE: Irish Times 7th April 2020

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Another HSE Ireland Poster explained in ISL - 'Minding your Mental Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak' available from our website:

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5 hours ago

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Deaf COVID19 Road Runners

If you know any Deaf people who can't leave their homes and need help with shopping, pick up medications, dog walking etc. please contact Frankie 0879400333

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Watch ISL Video: Brief introductions from Deaf volunteers from different areas

IDS would like to share this information because we want Deaf community and other organisations to be aware of this group.
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6 hours ago

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This morning briefing on #COVID19 from Government of Ireland - 8th April 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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