03 Mar 2020
The risk of catching coronavirus in Ireland is still low. This may change. However, most people may continue to go to work, school and other public places, as usual.
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Follow the advice on how to protect yourself from coronavirus from the HSE
Anyone who knows they have been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days and has symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever) should:
Close contact means either:
If you have these symptoms and have been in an affected area or in contact with a confirmed case, read this advice.