Last updated by HSE: 1 April 2020 at 8.20pm
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Symptoms of coronavirus
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear. They can be similar to the symptoms of cold and flu.
Common symptoms of coronavirus include:
a fever (high temperature – 38 degrees Celsius or above)
a cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
shortness of breath (breathing difficulties)
Coronavirus is spread in sneeze or cough droplets. You could get the virus if you:
- come into close contact with someone who has the virus and is coughing or sneezing
- touch surfaces that someone who has the virus has coughed or sneezed on.
As it’s a new illness, we do not know how easily the virus spreads from person to person. Spread is most likely from those who have symptoms. Simple household disinfectants can kill the virus on surfaces. Clean the surface first and then use a disinfectant.
CUIRT NA COIRIBE:
Cuirt na Coiribe is committed to the safety of all our residents, staff and visitors alike.
We have a dedicated cleaning programme for the complex as well as refuse removal several times a week.
It is important that all residents exercise due care when entering/exiting the complex as well as within their own apartments. AS part of the government instructions NO guests are currently permitted to the residences. This is in the best health interest of all residents and staff on site.
The HSE website has clear instructions on how best to protect yourself and those around you. We have also printed posters detailing helpful information throughout the complex. We advise all residents to visit the HSE website for more information and best practise.
Remember: KEEP yourself and your apartment clean!
If you believe you have contracted the virus, please go to your room and contact your health care advisor immediately. They will then assist you. You can also contact the HSE at following numbers