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Staying at home and reducing contact with other people can be difficult. It may affect your mood and feelings. You may feel low, worried or have problems sleeping.

Things you can try to help you stay well

  • Keep yourself mobile - get up and move around as much as possible.
  • Go for a walk or meet people outdoors but keep a distance of 2 metres between you and other people.
  • Follow our advice on exercising indoors.
  • Stick to a routine each day.
  • Stay in touch with friends or family by phone or online.

If you live in a long-term residential care facility, talk to your carer about exercise and activities. They can help you decide what the safest option is for you.

Support

Community support is available for people who are at very high risk from COVID-19, if you need help or feel lonely.

The support includes help with collecting groceries, medicines and other essential items.

In some cases, it also includes support to relieve social isolation.

Read more about how Local Authorities can help you during the coronavirus outbreak.

Telephone support for older people

ALONE have a support line for people concerned about COVID-19 or having difficulties. Phone 0818 22 20 24, Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm.

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Last updated: 27 November at 2pm

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