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As a healthcare professional, it is important that you keep informed on the evolving situation in Ireland around coronavirus. On this page, you can find information and links regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.
The HSE is now working rapidly to identify any contacts that confirmed cases may have had, to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread. The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) met yesterday, Tuesday 10 March 2020. Click here to read the full statement.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said, "98% of all suspected cases in Ireland have tested negative. While Ireland remains in the containment phase, there is no room for complacency. We all have a part to play in limiting and slowing the spread of this disease."
The World Health Organisation Director General stated on 11 March that the “global COVID-19 outbreak can now be described as a pandemic”, “describing this as a pandemic does not mean that countries should give up. The idea that countries should shift from containment to mitigation is wrong and dangerous. On the contrary, we have to double down. This is a controllable pandemic.”
For the latest information from the Health Services Executive, please visit this page.
Click here to access the HPSC advice and guidance for healthcare workers.
Click here to view HSE guidance.
If you have cared for, or been in contact with, a patient with suspected or confirmed coronavirus, please inform us so we can gather further details from you.
We'd like to remind you to continue with normal infection control procedures, remembering the need for good hand and respiratory hygiene at all times. In addition, please familiarise yourself with HPSC's "Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for COVID-19," by clicking here.
We appreciate that some people may be concerned about the virus, so if you would like to speak to someone in more detail, please click here to send us an email, and a member of our team will contact you.