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"We are Islanders" - Ocean Literary Network Publishes List of Covid-19 Supports

23rd March 2020
"We are Islanders" - Ocean Literary Network Publishes List of Covid-19 Supports

The Irish Ocean Literacy Network has published a list of useful supports for individuals and communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The network, which aims to achieve an ocean literate society across the island of Ireland, has appealed to communities to “stay strong, seeking support”.

Using the hashtag “WeareIslanders”, it says “we urge all members to reach out to seek support and stay strong during this time”.

Among the details it has published are useful links to wellbeing and mental health, the Leave No Trace guidelines on taking to the outdoors, and supports provided by national charities and non-governmental organisations.

It has also published a link to the Covid-19 pandemic unemployment scheme application form.

Links to Fáilte Ireland’s checklist for managing a business through the temporary closure, its expert advice on jumpstarting sales for a return to trading and its slidedeck on jumpstarting sales for a return to recovery are also included on the network’s list.

The list of the supports can be found here

Lorna Siggins

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Lorna Siggins is a print and radio reporter, and a former Irish Times western correspondent. She is the author of Everest Callling (1994) on the first Irish Everest expedition; Mayday! Mayday! (2004) on Irish helicopter search and rescue; and Once Upon a Time in the West: the Corrib gas controversy (2010).

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Irish Sailing & Boating

Since restrictions began in March 2020, the Government is preparing for a 'controlled and gradual return to sport' and the 2020 sailing fixtures are being tentatively redrafted by yacht clubs, rowing clubs angling and diving clubs across Ireland as the country enters a new phase in dealing with the Coronavirus. The hope is that a COVID-19 restrictions might be eased by May 5th as Sport Ireland has asked national governing bodies for information on the challenges they face. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

To help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) everyone has been asked to stay at home. But some people may need to do more than this.

You may need to either:

You do these things to stop other people from getting coronavirus.

Read advice for people in at-risk groups

Read advice about cocooning.

Restricted movements

Everybody in Ireland has been asked to stay at home. You should only go out for a few reasons, such as shopping for food.

But you need to restrict your movements further if you: 

  • live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus, but you feel well
  • are a close contact of a confirmed case of coronavirus
  • have returned to Ireland from another country

You need to restrict your movements for at least 14 days.

But if the person you live with has had a test and it is negative, you don't need to wait 14 days. You should still follow the advice for everyone - stay at home as much as possible.

Close contact

This is only a guide but close contact can mean:

  • spending more than 15 minutes of face-to-face contact within 2 metres of an infected person
  • living in the same house or shared accommodation as an infected person

How to restrict your movements 

Follow the advice for everybody - stay at home.

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