It remains as important as ever to stay safe - a reminder from HSE/South East Community Healthcare

HSE/SECH Media Statement: 4th December, 2020

As Ireland transitions to level three from five this week, the HSE/South East Community Healthcare (SECH) is urging people to continue taking precautions in relation to transmissions of Covid-19.

In a reminder to communities across counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford to adhere to level three restrictions, SECH says it remains very important to act responsibly and practice “the basics” in Covid-19 protection. This includes wearing a mask when out and about in places where there are crowds of people and limiting contacts with others.

Ms. Kate Killeen White, the Chief Officer of SECH said that in the desire for society to “open up”, it remains as important as ever to stay safe:

“As we see from the figures published daily by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), the impact of Covid-19 continues to register in the South East. We remain concerned at its continued presence in the community.”

“The vast majority of people have been brilliant throughout the recent level 5 and other stages of pandemic management in 2020. Huge sacrifices have been made by individuals, families and communities – including, indeed, among our own healthcare staff and the patients we look after – but we need to ensure things move in the right direction. We can all achieve this by remembering a few simple things:

  • Reduce your contacts with other people
  • Wear a mask
  • Keep your distance 
  • Wash your hands

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Last updated on: 04 / 12 / 2020