We want to give the people of Tipperary Town the best advice regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
If you have any common symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus), self-isolate (stay in your room) and phone your GP straight away. Your GP will tell you if you need a COVID-19 test. Other people in your household will need to restrict their movements (stay at home). It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show. They can be similar to symptoms of cold and flu. An early diagnosis from your GP means you can get the help you need and avoid spreading the virus, if you have it.
Most Common Symptoms:
Less Common Symptoms:
Aches and pains
Loss of taste or smell
A rash on skin
Discolouration of fingers or toes
How it Spreads:
Covid-19 Advice from the HSE:
The HSE's website is the most reliable source for information on Covid-19 and is updated regularly. We have included some links to external sites below for your information. Click on each heading to read the most up to date information from the HSE.
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19
COVID- 19 (coronavirus) is spread in sneeze or cough droplets. To infect you, the virus has to get from an infected person’s nose or mouth into your eyes, nose or mouth. This can happen if someone who has the virus coughs or sneezes near you. Or if you touch something they have been in contact with, such as an object or a surface.
It is important that you:
wash your hands properly and often
practice social distancing
cover coughs and sneezes
Follow the advice from the HSE as strictly as possible and encourage others to do this too.
You can get COVID-19 if you come into close contact with someone who has the virus.
COVID-19 is mainly spread through close contact and droplets that come from your nose and mouth. For example, from someone who is talking loud, singing, shouting, coughing or sneezing. This happens when people are within 1 to 2 metres of each other. It is why keeping a 2 metre distance from other people is so effective in reducing the spread.
You can also get the virus from surfaces. For example, when someone who has the virus sneezes or coughs, droplets with the virus can fall onto surfaces around them. If you touch that surface and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth, you could become infected too.
There is no vaccine or specific treatment for COVID-19 (coronavirus). But many of the symptoms of COVID-19 can be treated at home. About 80% of people can recover at home and without needing to go to hospital. If you develop symptoms, you should self-isolate to stop the spread of COVID-19. Phone your GP or GP out-of-hours straightaway to discuss your symptoms and whether you need a test for COVID-19.
Stay safe. Protect each other.
COVID Tracker is a free app for your mobile phone. It will help us to protect each other and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ireland. Using the COVID Tracker app along with the existing public health measures will help us all stay safe when we meet up, socialise, work or travel.