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Coronavirus: resources and information

This section of our website is dedicated to compiling resources and information of the many different aspects of supporting our members and community through the coronavirus health crisis. It will be updated regularly. Please scroll down for sections on mental health, funding and finance questions and tips for working from home.

For information about England click here.

For the latest information on restrictions in Scotland click here.

For the latest information on restrictions in Wales click here.

Check latest updates from UK on travel from and to different parts of UK links below:

Travelling to Ireland

Check latest update from Irish government on new rules (December 2021) for entering Ireland HERE.


The shielding guidance page is available here.



  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work

  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

  • avoid contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus

  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services

  • Wear a mask or face covering on public transport, shops and indoor crowded indoor spaces


  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

The following symptoms may develop after exposure to someone who has the coronavirus:

  • A new continuous cough

  • Difficulty in breathing

  • Fever/high temperature 

  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self–isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after seven days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

Caring for each other

What practical things can we do to look after ourselves and each other? Read more HERE.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Irish in Britain has compiled a list of steps that you can take to help support your mental health and wellbeing during this challenging time. Read more HERE.

Tips on Working from Home

In light of the number of people now working from home, Irish in Britain has compiled some tips to help make your experience as positive and productive as possible. Read more HERE.

Digital inclusion: keeping people connected

Cuimhne coordinator Zibiah Loakther writes on the importance of digital inclusion to overcome isolation. Read more HERE.

Charity Governance During the pandemic

This page includes questions for trustees to consider, as well as advice and guidance for charity governance, when normal operations are comprised. Read more HERE.

Caring for Carers

Many carers are in families, and it can be tough living alone with a loved one with dementia. Read more HERE.