28 March 2020 – Advised vulnerable people to self-isolate

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Irish Government advised vulnerable people, including those aged over 70 and those with serious underlying medical conditions, to self-isolate. The government refers to this as “cocooning”.

Vulnerable people are advised to stay at home at all times, avoid any face-to-face contact with others, and arrange for food and medicine to be delivered.
Full details here: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/media/pressrel/hse-outlines-main-cocooning-measures.html