Covid-19 Updates

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention.  The virus can spread quite easily by   droplet  and aerosol   and it the virus spreads more easily indoors and in crowded settings.

Symptoms of Covid 19   

Common symptoms include temperature  headache  respiratory  symptoms,  fatigue,  and  altered sense of  taste and smell. It  can  also be asymptomatic.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, even mild ones, you should

  • Self-isolate (stay in your room) until 48 hours after your symptoms are mostly or fully gone
  • Do  an  antigen  test
  • Wear a face mask if you have to be around other people

Do these even if you completed your first round of COVID-19 vaccination, had  boosters, or had COVID-19 in the past

If you have a positive antigen or PCR test you should self-isolate for at least 7 days

If you are worried call your GP for advice

If you are Cork CIL Service User please contact us so we can keep you, your PA and others safe. We can deliver PPE to your door

Please visits the HSE website for the most up to date advice and information about Covid 19

In Cork  CIL  we have very clear Covid 19 Practice Guidelines for Cork CIL staff, and we update these regularly. Staff should visit the staff portal for more information

Covid 19  Vaccinations  and Boosters ?

Covid  19  vaccination and  boosters   will offer  you  protection against serious illness with  Covid  19  infection

Why ?

It is important to keep up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines, even if you are already vaccinated or you have had COVID-19. This is because the protection you got from your previous vaccines or from a COVID-19 infection may weaken over time. Boosters increase your protection from COVID-19 and also protect the people you care for every day

When ?

You should get your booster at least 4 months after your last COVID-19 vaccine. If you have had COVID-19, you should wait at least 4 months after your symptoms started or after you tested positive before getting your booster.

Where ?

Walk in HSE  clinics are  available. In  Cork  these are  in North  Main Street  and  Bantry. Check website  for  details.

Or  book  an  appointment at  a participating  pharmacy  or  your  GP and  you  can  get  your  Flu Vaccine  at the  same time

There is  a lot  of  really  useful  information on  HSE  website  follow  the links


How to Wash Your Hands with Soap and Water


Protect Yourself from Coronavirus

We must all do our best to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus by adhering to the following safety guidelines:

  • Wash your hands properly and regularly.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze.
  • Put used tissues into a bin, and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wear a mask in shops on public transport and other crowded places.


Covid-19 Documents