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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

HSE services and information

Symptoms and causes

Information about the symptoms and causes of coronavirus


Who is tested for coronavirus and how testing works

Restricted movements and self-isolation

Some people will need to do this to help stop COVID-19 spreading

Protect yourself and others

How the virus is spread and ways to protect yourself from infection

At-risk groups and cocooning

Some groups may be more at risk of serious illness if they catch coronavirus


Most people can treat their symptoms at home but some may need to go to hospital.

Hospital service disruptions

Visitor restrictions are in place and some appointments postponed

Minding your mental health during COVID-19

Things you can do to mind your mental health during COVID-19

Posters and resources

Printable materials for workplaces and communities