What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus, or more specifically COVID-19, is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. COVID-19 comes from the coronavirus family and hasn’t been experienced before. The virus originated in China and since early 2020 has spread from China across mainland Europe, to Ireland, and further afield.
If you believe you have come in contact with a person who has COVID-19 you should contact HSE Live by phoning 1850 24 1850.
Coronavirus (COVID19) symptoms present similar to flu-like symptoms. Symptoms include coughs, fever, breathing difficulties, shortness of breath. These symptoms can present within two days to two weeks of exposure to the virus.
Covid-19 (coronavirus) can also cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, particularly in those with underlying health conditions. People who may have been exposed are encouraged to self-isolate for a period of 14 days, while making contact by phone only to HSE Live or their GP.
Protect Yourself From Coronavirus
As antibiotics cannot be used and a vaccine is unavailable, there are simple every-day measures you can take to protect yourself from Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Wash your hands properly and regularly using soap and water. Hand sanitiser may be used where soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough.
- Dispose of said tissues immediately in a waste bin.
- Regularly clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces (counters, desks, workstations)
- Heed travel advice and potential restrictions from the Department of Foreign Affairs, found here.
Coronavirus / Covid-19 News Updates
The Health Service Executive's expecting an imminent rise in cases of Covid and Flu in the coming weeks
“Covid has never gone away and has burst out again” warns Clinical Director of St Luke’s General Hospital for Carlow and Kilkenny
32 patients across five ward there were confirmed to have the virus, with that figure expected to rise
The push is still on for local people vulnerable to Covid-19 to get a booster jab. The HSE has put...
There's a number of free walk-in vaccination Clinics in Carlow over the next three weeks starting from today. The HSE...
You can get a Spring Covid-19 booster at walk-in clinics in Carlow and Kilkenny over the next few days. Those...
The global public emergency caused by Covid19 may be officially over but medics say those at risk in Carlow and Kilkenny should avail of the Spring Booster
Local walk-in centres are at St Dympna's Hospital and also on the Hebron Industrial Estate
It's at St. Dympnna's Hospital has appointments available until 4pm for primary and booster shots
The unit will be operating outside the Barrow Centre at SETU Carlow from 10am to 4pm on Thursday 2nd, Tuesday...
The Health Minister says it's likely that we are past the worst of the winter flu season. Stephen Donnelly says...
Carlow one of the counties with the highest rates of Covid19 related deaths since the beginning of the Pandemic
According to the latest report by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Carlow has a mortality rate of 200.2 per 100,000...