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Updated HSE public health advice brochures for the Christmas period

Updated HSE public health advice brochures for the Christmas period - By County

Carlow

Cavan

Clare

Cork

Donegal

Dublin

Galway

Kerry

Kildare

Kilkenny

Laois

Leitrim

Limerick

Longford

Louth

Mayo

Meath

Monaghan

Offaly

Roscommon

Sligo

Tipperary

Waterford

Westmeath

Wexford

Wicklow

HSE Advice

"Every Contact Counts"

• Enjoy the Christmas preparations and remember to wear a mask in shops and when out and about on busy streets.  Keep at least two metres distance between you and others at all times.

• When eating out, remember to remain seated at your allocated table – mixing with other tables risks the spread of Covid-19.  Follow the advice given by the staff – they are trying to keep you, themselves and their families safe.

• Don’t bring Covid-19 shopping or visiting this Christmas!  If you feel unwell, stay at home and contact your GP. 
• Don’t forget the basics - wash or sanitise your hands regularly and encourage children to do the same – good hand hygiene helps prevent the spread of all sorts of infectious diseases; cough or sneeze into a tissue or into your elbow; don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

• Every contact counts, so plan ahead for Christmas and limit your close contacts in the weeks coming up to it.  This is especially important if you are planning to meet with vulnerable family members over Christmas.

• Going to other houses will be different this year – it will be important to ring ahead to make sure everyone is well and that it is okay to visit.

• Give me my space!  Physical distancing is important - try to allow extra space between people at the dinner table and when dinner is over, try to keep two metres distance between each person.

• Air the room!  Wherever people are gathered indoors, make sure the space is well ventilated by keeping windows and doors open (where possible).

• Enjoy the great outdoors!  Wrap up snuggly and enjoy time with family outdoors – it is safer to meet outdoors than indoors at the moment and it is easier to keep physical distancing.

The Key Messages remain:

1. Wash your hands regularly
2. Keep a physical distance of two metres
3. Wear a face mask when it is not possible to physically distance, both indoors and outdoors