ISL Video: Information on Coronavirus for Older People

25th March 2020

HSE Ireland Information on Coronavirus for Older People

With Government advice, many older people will need to stay at home during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Some older people can ask their families, friends and neighbours for support through difficult time.

Supports available:
Information from Citizen Information Service online 

Older people: If you can’t or don’t want to collect your payment from your post office, you can ask someone (temporary person) such as family, friend or neighbour to pick up your payment. The temporary person must bring a Public Services Card and photo ID like passport or driving licence. You have to fill out the ‘Temporary Agent’ form – Download the Temporary Agent form (pdf)

You can contact different organisations through Irish Remote Interpreting Service – if you have questions to ask –

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland – Helpline team on 1800 341 341
Irish Cancer Society – Cancer Nurseline 1800 200 700
Age Action – 01 4756989
ALONE Ireland – 0818 222 024

Chemists and supermarkets remain open.

Do not go to hospital, GP care or mental health services if you are feeling sick or have symptoms. Please contact GP by email, text or through IRIS. The GP will ask you questions over the phone. If they think you need to be tested from HSE for coronavirus, they will arrange a test.

Be positive – Look after your own mental health, try to do something around the house – read books, watching nice films, sewing, knitting or maybe do something you always hate like cleaning oven! Keep in touch with your families and friends through Skype or Facetime or WhatsApp video calls. Don’t look at social media all the time. Always follow Government announcements and HSE Ireland on RTE NEWS NOW with ISL Interpreters.

Message / ISL Video from Frankie Berry. Information on ‘Deaf COVID19 Road Runners’ – Deaf drivers from North, South, East and West of Dublin and some outside Dublin are available if you need assistance with shopping or picking up medicines from chemists. Watch ISL Video

You can contact us at Advocacy Service by text or video-call at 0864401443 or Skype –

Orla – Deaforward04
Elaine – Elaine IDS
Edel – Edel IDS

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