You should also contact the HSELive 1850 241 850 if you have been:
• In contact with a person who has coronavirus
• In a hospital or healthcare centre where people are being treated for coronavirus
When you phone you will be asked:
• details of your stay
• where you were
• if you have been in contact with a person who has coronavirus
• if you have been in a hospital or healthcare centre where patients with coronavirus are being treated
• if you have symptoms of coronavirus
What you will need to do
If you are well and have not been in contact with coronavirus, you will be told to watch out for symptoms over the next 14 days. You can continue with your daily life and go to work/college as usual.
If you have had close contact with a person who has coronavirus, you will be monitored for 14 days. A HSE doctor will phone you daily to make sure you remain well. You will be asked to stay separate from other people as much as you can for 14 days. This includes not going to work/college.
If you have been to an affected area in the last 14 days and have a cough, fever, feel short of breath or have difficulty breathing.
DO NOT GO IN PERSON TO THE STUDENT HEALTH CENTRE / EMERGENCY DOCTOR – PHONE FIRST (01 239 4760). This is so that you do not put other people at risk.
Wash and dry your hands regularly with soap and water and/or alcohol based hand sanitizer for a minimum of 20 seconds and in particular:
- after coughing or sneezing
- after toilet use
- before eating
- before and after preparing food
- if you are in contact with a sick person, especially those with respiratory symptoms
- if your hands are dirty
- if you have handled animals or animal waste
Please follow the link here to follow hand washing technique - www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/how-to-wash-your-hands.html
For further information visit the HSE website.