Everyone is experiencing Covid fatigue as we face into another Christmas and New Year with covid, and the new Omicron variant.
However it is important that any person who suspects they may have symptoms or may have been in contact with another person who has symptoms of Covid should self-refer for a PCR test to out-rule covid.
Information on restricting movements, or isolation can be found on The most up to date information on https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/restricted-movements/
If you are a close contact of a covid case, more information can be found on https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/contact-tracing/ Over Christmas and New Year, you can access up to date information by following https://twitter.com/HSELive
COVID-19 is spread in sneeze or cough droplets. To infect you, it has to get from an infected persons nose or mouth into your eyes, nose or mouth. This can be direct or indirect (on hands, objects, surfaces).
Social distancing is important to help slow the spread of COVID-19. It does this by reducing the amount of contact between people who may have it and those who do not. Keep a distance of 2m (6 ft) between you and other people.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can take up to 14 days to appear. The main symptoms to look for are
For more information on Covid see https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/