The supports for people affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic include:
- financial and employment supports
- mental health supports and services
- support if you cannot self-isolate at home
- helplines for Irish Travellers and Roma
Financial and employment supports
Enhanced Illness Benefit for COVID-19 payment
If you have to self-isolate or you are ill from COVID-19 you can apply for the Enhanced Illness Benefit for COVID-19 payment. It is for employees and the self-employed.
COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment was open to you if you lost your job between 12 March 2020 and 7 July 2021 because of the pandemic. You can no longer apply for the payment. But if you were getting the payment up to 7 July 2021 your payment can continue.
Mental health supports and services
Infectious disease pandemics like COVID-19 can be worrying. This can affect your mental health. But there are many things you can do to mind your mental health during times like this.
Support if you cannot self-isolate at home
The HSE runs a self-isolation facility in City West. It is a safe place for people who cannot self-isolate at home.
It is not a hospital, but healthcare workers will check on you while you are there. You’ll also have access to a GP service.
Helplines for Irish Travellers and Roma
COVID-19 information helpline for Irish Travellers
Phone or text 083 100 6300
COVID-19 information helpline for Roma
Sunați la 087 126 4606 pentru informații generale despre COVID-19 (coronavirus), servicii medicale la care sa apelați dacă nu vă simțiți bine sau alte informații, toate în limbile Rromani și Română. De Luni până Duminică între orele 9 și 21.
Phone 087 126 4606 if you are from the Roma community in Ireland and need information about COVID-19 in English, Romanes or Romanian.