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Patient Information – Patient information sheet for self-isolation at home (v.4. 27.03.2020 .For more information please click here

Patient Information - Advice for people who share the same home with someone that has or may have COVID-19 (V3.0, 27.03.2020)

To view the document on the HPSC website, please click here

Discontinue self isolation when BOTH afebrile for 5 days AND 14 days since onset of symptoms


Read about the symptoms, causes and treatment of coronavirus
In the coming days/weeks we will be advising some patients to self isolate. There are a lot of questions on the practicalities of same.

The first 30 minutes of this episode of The Late Late Show on RTE 1onMarch 13th does an excellent walk through of the practicalities https://www.rte.ie/player/series/the-late-late-sho...https://www.rte.ie/player/series/the-late-late-sho...

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 https://www.gov.ie/.../be74d3-covid-19-pandemic-un...

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. 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.

Email: forms@welfare.ie

From the end of March you will be able to apply online at MyWelfare.ie 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.

We would highly recommend all households learn how to take a pulse, buy a thermometer and a blood pressure machine (pharmacy, online, German supermarkets).

Doctors will need this information to assess sick patients.

How to take a pulse

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