Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updated July 8th 2020

Way 2 Work Ireland Mentoring Programme:

Way 2 Work Ireland services are currently operating with precautionary measures in place to help protect our staff and the people we support. These measures include limiting face-to-face contact with vulnerable clients, while continuing to ensure they receive our support. 

All forms of support services are moving to provide support and social contact remotely, either through phone contact or a variety of web-based technologies where possible.

Way 2 Work Ireland is monitoring the Covid-19 situation very closely and following the public health advice issued by the HSE and the Government. 

Our management team is meeting weekly to review the situation and keeping in regular contact with Tusla and our partner organisations. 

Way 2 Work Ireland are continuing to help support young adults through creating opportunities for all young people.   

For any queries relating to the programme, please contact us by email: info@way2work.ie,  

Thank you so much for your ongoing support.

What is Covid-19 (Coronavirus)? 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. 

It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of Covid-19 to appear. 

The most common symptoms of coronavirus are: 

Other symptoms are fatigue, headaches, sore throat, aches and pains. 

If you have any of the most common symptoms and have been to a place where there is spread of coronavirus, read this advice

A few people will get worse symptoms and need medical attention. Doctors think that people aged over 65 and people who are vulnerable like those experiencing homelessness or anyone living with an underlying long-term health condition is more likely to get worse symptoms. 

If you have returned from a country or region with spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) visit the HSE’s website for advice- click here. 

How coronavirus is spread? 

Coronavirus is likely spread in sneeze or cough droplets. 

You could get the virus if you: 

  • come into close contact with someone who has the virus and is coughing or sneezing 

  • touch surfaces that someone who has the virus has coughed or sneezed on 

As it is a new illness, it is not known how easily the virus spreads from person to person. Spread is most likely from those who have symptoms. 

The virus may only survive a few hours if someone who has it coughs or sneezes on a surface. Simple household disinfectants can kill the virus on surfaces. Clean the surface first and then use a disinfectant. 

Follow this advice to protect yourself and others from coronavirus. 

What should I do if I’m feeling unwell? 

If you do have symptoms of coronavirus, phone your GP or local emergency department (ED) without delay. 

Do not go to your GP or ED. Phone them first. Tell them about your symptoms. Give them the details about your situation. Avoid contact with other people by self-isolating.