As an organisation working with and for older people, we are mindful that information about COVID-19, from official sources, suggests that older people, particularly people with underlying health conditions, are more vulnerable to the impacts of the virus. We want to ensure that we support older people during this time by;
1. Ensuring that older people have accurate and timely information about the virus
2. Playing our part to mitigate the risk of passing the virus to others, particularly older people and other vulnerable members of the population.
Click the image below for the latest HSE Video about COVID-19 (10/03/2020)
Age Action has advised staff and volunteers about the guidelines issued by the HSE and distributed the yellow HSE produced COVID-19 poster through all our sites (click image below for full size version).
We are appealing to people who are online to share the official HSE information with their older family members, friends and clients to make sure that they are informed.
Everyone has a responsibility to follow the official advice from the HSE to try to minimise exposure and potentially passing it on to others.
We need to care for ourselves so we can care for others.