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There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about the Coronavirus (Covid 19).

What is the Coronavirus?

The Coronavirus is a virus which has spread throughout the world over the past few weeks / months.

What can we do?

There are lots of things we can do to keep ourselves safe over the coming days and weeks.

  • We should wash our hands with soap often
  • If we need to cough or sneeze, we should do so into a tissue and then put the tissue in the bin
  • If we are feeling unwell, we should let our parents / caregivers know and we should try to limit our contact with others
  • If we need a doctor, we should get somebody to phone them for us and not go to the doctors' surgery

If I am asked to self isolate

  • To self-isolate means to stay at home and not have much contact with others
  • Lots of people are helping out people who are self-isolating

Support is available

If you would like to talk about your thoughts and feelings around the virus, you can contact Childline for free by calling 1800 66 66 66, chatting online at or texting to 50101 24 hours a day, every day.


Click on the link above for information from the HSE.

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