See patient information sheets for instructions re self isolation at home and again advice for people who share the same home as someone that has or may have COVID 19 on the HPSC website.

Here are some practical tips


From a practical point of view people need to ensure they still have an income and the Government have put in place measures to support people. Details & application form here

If applying for Social Welfare Work Certification, you will need to have TWO FORMS submitted to the Dept of Employment and Social Protection (DEASP). We will complete the Med1 form and forward it to them online for you.
You must then contact the Department on 01 2481398 or 1890 800024 or at the email address below and request an IB1 form, we also have them available at Blackpool Medical Centre. You must complete this and return it to the Department.

This email address is only to request that an application form be posted out to you so please supply your name and address. Forms can only be posted to addresses in Ireland.


From the end of March you will be able to apply online at for Illness Benefit.

Freepost the form back to;

FREE POST, Social Welfare Services, P.O Box 1650, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Dublin 1


The landscape of General Practice is changing daily due to COVID19. Remote & telephone consultations are becoming inevitable.

Contact Blackpool Medical Centre to find out more about appointments with our Doctors and Nurses