Welcome to issue 2 of ‘Getting Through COVID-19 Together’.
In this issue, we’ve put together some information that hopefully will be a contribution to you as
we journey together towards the easing of the restrictions that have helped to reduce the levels
of transmission of the COVID-19 virus in Cork and Kerry. These restrictions, while necessary
were very challenging on various levels for all of us. Now we’re entering into a transition to
slowly and carefully resume our lives, while still being mindful of the presence of the COVID-19
virus in our communities.
The reality that COVID-19 is still here (albeit in a reduced capacity) can result in some of us
being fearful and anxious about being out and about and meeting people again. Such
concerns are totally normal and understandable – but what can give us power and control over
these anxieties is our awareness of it’s presence and choosing the practical and protective
measures that our government is still asking us to choose to protect our health and wellbeing
and in turn our very valuable mental health.
From June 8th we can now travel anywhere in within our own county or 20 kilometres (12.4
miles) from our home to another county. We can meet in groups of six. Many businesses have
re-opened. The message now is to stay local and to limit the number of contacts we have. As
before, hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene (coughing/sneezing into our elbow or a tissue), and
the wearing of face coverings in shops and on public transport where the all-important 2 metre
distance cannot be adhered to is vital. We are in this together and by adhering to the
recommendations from the HSE, Public Health, and the Government, we can further reduce
the rate of transmission of this virus.
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