COMMUNICATION FROM COVID-19 STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT
Digital Partner Pack Update
The digital partner pack now includes the COVID-19 Information Booklet, which is being delivered to all households. COVID-19 Guidance is now available for staff and carers who provide services to people with disabilities. This guidance will ensure that staff and carers are fully aware of the steps they need to take during the outbreak. You can download the booklet here
The HSE convened a group made up of representatives of the voluntary sector disability service providers to develop disability specific guidance and resources. These are in line with nationally approved guidance issued by the HSE and the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. Where necessary, guidance has been reviewed by clinical leads and approved by the HSE’s Vulnerable Person’s Group, convened to lead the response to the needs of vulnerable people during this pandemic.
The COVID-19 Information Booklet is also available in Irish and in audiobook. We are working to make it available in a number of languages and formats – including audio and braille, which we will include on the digital partner pack as they are ready.
We are working with The Irish Deaf Society to develop sign language version of the COVID-19 Information Booklet. Additionally, we are looking to do sign language versions with them for: testing centre instructions plus aftercare.
Public Health Information
The HSE is currently utilising TV, radio and other forms of advertising for public health information on Coronavirus – using this end line on the media : Protection from coronavirus – It’s in our hands and #ItsInOurHands #Covid19 (international)
For the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please go to https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ , hse.ie/coronavirus and hpsc.ie/novelcoronavirus and gov.ie
The Easy Read version of the COVID-19 Public Information Booklet
The Easy Read version of the COVID-19 Public Information Booklet will help those who sometimes find content hard to read, understand or act on. The Easy Read is also available to download here along with the original information guide which has been translated into many languages and is available as an audio guide.
You can also order hard copies of the Easy Read version on www.healthpromotion.ie if you click into “Order Publications”.
There are a number of updated and new posters, including one on cocooning. All of the materials are available to download here
If your organisation has any specific requests or urgent needs in relation to COVID-19 public health information materials, please email us at Partner.Pack@hse.ie to let us know.
Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support