EVERY household in the nation will receive a COVID-19 Public Information booklet over the coming days.
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, and An Post have announced that a Covid-19 Public Information booklet will be delivered to every household in the country over the coming days.
The guide, announced by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, and An Post offers information about Ireland and Covid-19 including how the Government is responding, the symptoms of Covid-19 and how you should self-isolate.
The booklet, which was produced jointly between the Government of Ireland and the HSE, is being delivered free of charge by An Post.
An Taoiseach said the information leaflet, which will be sent to every home free of charge “explains what we are doing as a country and what we need to do to slow down the spread and keep people safe”.
He said, “It brings together the best advice from our medical health experts, in line with the recommendations from the WHO and European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control.
“I encourage everyone to read it when it arrives. We may think we know what we should be doing, but we live in an age where truths, half-truths and untruths are in a constant battle against each other”.
Saying because of this “it is very easy to be misled or confused”, he continued, “This booklet cuts through the confusion. In doing so, it performs a vital function at this time, and my thanks to the team in the HSE and the Government officials for putting it together so quickly, and of course our thanks to An Post for delivering it.”
Minister for Health Simon Harris TD said as people are “worried and concerned about Covid-19” this booklet aims to answer the “majority” of questions that people may have.
He said, “We know our best hope of containing COVID-19 and slowing its spread is through everybody following the public health advice from our Chief Medical Officer and his team. It is essential we give them the tools to do that and information is the most important tool we have in this time of crisis.
“This booklet offers people the best public health information we have available to us at this time and leaves the power to stop the spread of the virus in their hands.”
An Post CEO David McRedmond said, “An Post delivery staff across Ireland are proud to deliver this advice leaflet to every household. It’s just one of many actions the postal service and post offices are taking to support the national effort to combat Covid-19. The great support of the Communications Workers’ Union, led by General Secretary, Stevie Fitzpatrick, means that we can use our unique local knowledge and experience to support all our communities during this crisis.”