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13th March 2020

Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

As part of the national response to Covid-19, the Department of Health, the Department of Rural and Community Development and the HSE are working closely to support stakeholders and community groups. We will be in regular contact with you to support you and the communities you represent over the weeks ahead.

Today we are writing to you in the first instance to ask for your help in sharing important information in relation to COVID-19.
Below is information on the Government announcement today, the partner pack in development and key social media accounts.

Today's Government Announcement:

Today the Government announced additional measures to protect citizens by delaying the spread of COVID-19.

The general public is asked to follow this advice and keep informed of this ongoing outbreak. Details of these updated measures can be found here:

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ea1c30-updated-measures-in-response-to-covid-19-coronavirus/


Partner Pack:

We are currently developing online partner packs with materials for your organisation to use in your own communications and across your network.
We will forward the link to this new material very soon.

The partner pack will contain:
· The most up to date posters for COVID-19
· Videos that you can share and display

In the meantime, you can find information at:
https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html
https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/
https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/

We are also working on content for a variety of needs, and we will include new content in the online partner pack as materials are developed.


Social Media Accounts:

If your organisation is not already doing so, please follow the following sources on twitter and re-tweet messages relating to COVID-19:


@HSELive
@hpscireland
@roinnslainte
@CMOireland


Our collective efforts are critical, we need to do this together, as one community. We will be asking everyone to play their part, to help each other and we're here to help you.

This phase requires a community effort, every citizen acting responsibly in order to protect our vulnerable and elderly members of society.

Thank you in advance for your support at this important time.

Yours sincerely,

Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

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