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Ireland Coronavirus Ireland: What's in the Covid-19 booklets being delivered to houses?

23:21  25 march  2020
23:21  25 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Leo Varadkar wearing a suit and tie: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD at Government Buildings, Dublin during the launch of the Covid-19 Public Information Booklet which will be delivered to households nationwide by An Post © Gareth Chaney/Collins Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD at Government Buildings, Dublin during the launch of the Covid-19 Public Information Booklet which will be delivered to households nationwide by An Post

An Post announced on Wednesday that every household would receive a Covid-19 booklet as the country's battle to curb the spread of coronavirus continues.

Here's everything you need to know about the little yellow booklet that will be arriving in your letterbox.

What's in the booklet?

According to Health Minster Simon Harris, they "offers people the best public health information we have to us at this time."

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He added it "leaves the power to stop the spread of the virus in their hands."

a close up of a sign: An Post's Covid-19 Public Information Booklet © Gareth Chaney/Collins An Post's Covid-19 Public Information Booklet

The booklet will feature a litany of information on the coronavirus including symptoms to look out for, what the government is doing to tackle the spread and directions on how to self isolate.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar explained: "It explains what we are doing as a country and what we need to do to slow down the spread and keep people safe.

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"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 and Control”

When will you get your booklet?

As of Wednesday, March 25 a number of people across the country have already said they received their booklet.

And speaking during Wednesday's briefing CEO David McRedmond said a booklet will be delivered to every household in the coming days so it's likely you will receive one by the end of the week or early next week.

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Simon Harris wearing a suit and tie and holding a sign: Minister for Health Simon Harris TD at Government Buildings, Dublin during the launch of An Post's Covid-19 Public Information Booklet © Gareth Chaney/Collins Minister for Health Simon Harris TD at Government Buildings, Dublin during the launch of An Post's Covid-19 Public Information Booklet

How much does the booklet cost?

The Covid-19 Public Information booklet is free and will also be delivered free of charge to your home by An Post.

Why is the booklet being issued?

Leo Varadkar urged everyone to read the booklet once it arrives saying the purpose of the book is to 'cut through confusion'.

He said: “It is very easy to be misled or confused. 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.”

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Minister for Health Simon Harris TD added that everyone is battling misinformation about the virus and what are the correct HSE guidelines in relation to symptoms, isolation and social distancing from friends and loved ones.

“Across the country, people are worried and concerned about Covid-19. They have plenty of questions and this booklet aims to answer the majority of them.” 

Anyone who may have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19, is advised to contact HSE Live via 1850 24 1850 or on the HSE website here

If you are unwell with a cough, especially with respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever) you should isolate yourself immediately and phone your GP

If you have a COVID-19 related travel query, you can call the dedicated advice centre on (01)613 1733.

Follow the government’s latest travel advice here

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