Information on COVID-19 coronavirus for cancer patients and their families/carers

Last updated: 03/09/2021 

 COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Other health conditions can put you at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus. This is likely to be the case for certain cancers. This is why you should take extra care to protect yourself from coronavirus. Encourage your family and friends to do this too.

Other general recommendations on preventing infection during your treatment continue to apply – e.g. avoid contact with others who you know to have an infection.

Continue to attend for your scheduled medical care.

You can find out about disruptions to hospital services here.

Advice for cancer patients currently on treatment

Advice for people who have had a diagnosis of cancer

Advice for volunteers who work with people with cancer

Advice for volunteer drivers who work with people with cancer

Advice for cancer patients on taking extra precautions to decrease your risk of getting COVID-19

FAQs on cocooning prior to cancer surgery or cancer treatment

Advice for cancer patients currently awaiting Coronavirus (COVID-19) test results

Help to cope with coronavirus worry when you’re living with cancer

Your Data and COVID-19

Virtual Health Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Covid-19 Vaccine for Adults with a Diagnosis of Cancer or who are receiving Cancer Treatment

Information for healthcare professionals is available on hpsc.ie

Last updated on: 03 / 09 / 2021