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Supports during the COVID-19 pandemic

The supports for people affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic include:

  • community support from local authorities
  • financial and employment supports
  • mental health supports and services
  • support if you cannot self-isolate at home
  • helplines for Irish Travellers and Roma

Community support from local authorities

Local authorities are working with other organisations to help vulnerable people in the community. This includes people at higher risk from COVID-19 and people at very high risk from COVID-19.

The community support teams can help with:

  • collection and delivery of food, essential household items, fuel and medication
  • social isolation
  • other medical or healthcare needs

Contact your local COVID-19 community support team

To get community support, contact your local authority by phone or email.

Carlow

Phone: 1800 81 43 00

covidsupport@carlowcoco.ie

Cavan

Phone: 1800 30 04 04

covidsupport@cavancoco.ie

Clare

Phone: 1890 25 29 43

covidsupport@clarecoco.ie

Cork City

Phone: 1800 22 22 26

covidsupport@corkcity.ie

Cork County

Phone: 1800 80 58 19

covidsupport@corkcoco.ie

Donegal

Phone: 1800 92 89 82

covidsupport@donegalcoco.ie

Dublin

Dublin City

Phone: 01 222 8555

covidsupport@dublincity.ie

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Phone: 01 271 3199

covidsupport@dlrcoco.ie

Fingal County Council

Phone: 01 890 5000

covidsupport@fingal.ie

South Dublin County Council

Phone: 01 414 9043

covidsupport@sdublincoco.ie

Galway City

Phone: 1800 40 01 50

covidsupport@galwaycity.ie

Galway County

Phone: 1800 92 88 94

covidsupport@galwaycoco.ie

Kerry

Phone: 1800 80 70 09

covidsupport@kerrycoco.ie

Kildare

Phone: 045 98 02 02

covidsupport@kildarecoco.ie

Kilkenny

Phone: 1800 50 00 00

covidcommunity@kilkennycoco.ie

Laois

Phone: 1800 83 20 10

covidsupport@laoiscoco.ie

Leitrim

Phone: 071 965 04 73

covidsupport@leitrimcoco.ie

Limerick

Phone: 1800 83 20 05

covidsupport@limerick.ie

Longford County Council

Phone: 043 334 42 55

covidsupport@longfordcoco.ie

Louth County Council

Phone: 1800 80 58 17

covid19@louthcoco.ie

Mayo County Council

Phone: 094 906 46 60

covidsupport@mayococo.ie

Meath County Council

Phone: 1800 80 88 09

covidsupport@meathcoco.ie

Monaghan County Council

Phone: 1800 80 41 58

info@monaghancoco.ie

Offaly County Council

Phone: 1800 81 81 81

covidsupport@offalycoco.ie

Roscommon County Council

Phone: 1800 20 07 27

covidsupport@roscommoncoco.ie

Sligo County Council

Phone: 1800 29 27 65

covidsupport@sligococo.ie

Tipperary County Council

Phone: 076 106 50 00

covid19@tipperarycoco.ie

Waterford

Phone: 1800 25 01 85

covidsupport@waterfordcouncil.ie

Westmeath County Council

Phone: 1800 80 58 16

covidsupport@westmeathcoco.ie

Wexford County Council

Phone: 053 919 60 00

customerservice@wexfordcoco.ie

Wicklow County Council

Phone: 1800 86 83 99

covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie

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

If you lost your job after 12 March 2020 because of the pandemic you can apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. Applications will be accepted until 30 June 2021.

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.

Read about mental health supports and services during COVID-19

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.

Read more about the self-isolation facility

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.

Related topics

How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19

page last reviewed: 02/04/2020
next review due: 02/04/2023