Guidance documents and resources

Everyday preventative action

COVID-19 Guidance for International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) gives general advice about preventing the spread of Covid-19.

Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting is available on page 6 and 7 of the HPSC Infection prevention and control guidance 

Identifying those at higher risk of infection and need for self-isolation

HSE HPSC guidance on decontamination of transport COVID 19

Infection Prevention and control

AMRIC Education Programme webinar COVID-19 Prevention and Management in Vulnerable Group Settings 14/5/2020


Guidance on cocooning to prevent people over 70 and those extremely medically vulnerable from COVID-19 

Triage and Testing

COVID 19 Telephone and testing pathway for patients who phone GP

Assessment and testing pathway for symptomatic resident in Residential facilities (RF) and Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) is available here

Self isolation and restricted movements

HSE COVID 19 Self Isolation Facility items to be brought by residents

Fact sheet and resources including home isolation and restricted movements explained

COVID-19 Guidance for International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) Settings 

Guidance on outbreak in Residential care facility

Planning and advice for people who use drugs

Guidance on Contingency Planning for People who use Drugs and COVID-19 (26/03/2020). Developed by the HSE for anyone who is working with people who use drugs (PWUD) including those on OST. COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving pandemic with national advice and guidance updated regularly. This document is accurate at the point of publication and will be reviewed and updated regularly.

Visit our COVID-19 Sharing resources page for Addiction services in response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Testing and Outbreak Management

HSE IPAS Covid -19 response to testing and outbreak management