Covid-19 Information for children, adults and families attending services | Enable Ireland

Covid-19 Information

For the latest information on Coronavirus and advice on how to keep you and your family safe please visit the HSE’s Coronavirus page.

Covid-19 Information for children, adults and families attending services

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Level 5 Services Update 21/10/20:

Our children’s and adults disability services which include clinical, therapy, respite, residential, PA/Family support, community support and day services are all considered essential health services and as such will remain open during Level 5 restrictions in line with HSE guidance.

We will continue to follow all public health guidelines to ensure the safety of all those availing of and working in our services We will use our resources to deliver mixed models of service delivery which will include face to face and remote delivery.  If you have a specific query or concern regarding your services please contact your local centre. You can find all centre contact details here.
 

Click here for an update on Enable Ireland's Workplace Return Strategy from our CEO John O'Sullivan - updated on 29 May 2020.

You can find resources from Enable Ireland therapists to help you support your child during the Covid-19 pandemic here.

Resources For Parents

Your local Enable Ireland service contact will be in touch with you regarding changes to your service. If you have a specific query or concern regarding your services please contact your local centre. You can find all centre contact details here. 

Please continue to check our website for important updates to services.

It is really important that we all continue to follow the safety advice from the HSE regarding handwashing, cough and sneeze etiquette and social distancing. For the latest information on Coronavirus and advice on how to keep you and your family safe please visit the HSE’s Coronavirus page.

We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to follow HSE guidance and take appropriate action as required. 

We thank you for your continued cooperation on this matter.

What to do if you or your child is feeling unwell

Please do not present to your Enable Ireland service if you are feeling unwell or if any of the following information applies to you.
Anyone who knows they have been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days and has symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever) should:

•    isolate themselves from other people - this means going into a different, well-ventilated room, with a phone
•    phone their GP, or emergency department - if this is not possible, phone 112, or 999
•    in a medical emergency (if you have severe symptoms) phone 112 or 999

Close contact means either:

•    face-to-face contact
•    spending more than 15 minutes within 2 metres of an infected person

Follow the advice on how to protect yourself from coronavirus

Symptoms of coronavirus

It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear.

The symptoms of coronavirus are:
•    a cough
•    shortness of breath
•    breathing difficulties
•    fever (high temperature)

If you have these symptoms and have been in an affected area or in contact with a confirmed case, please follow the advice from the HSE