COVID-19 posters and resources

Use these posters, booklets and videos in workplaces and communities to raise awareness about preventing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

These assets are available for download and printing.

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HSE Approved Guidance for Disability Services

These guidance documents have been developed by the HSE in collaboration with service providers in the voluntary sector. They have been approved by the HSE's Vulnerable Person's Group.

We recommend that services access the National Public Health Guidance for COVID-19 on www.hpsc.ie for the most up to date information on infection prevention and control. You can also find Irish Sign Language (ISL) videos explaining key Covid-19 topics.

Last updated: 21 August 2020

List of guidance documents below and their target audience (PDF, 312 KB, 6 pages)

1. COVID-19 Contingency Plan Home Support Services Disabilities (PDF, 450 KB, 18 pages)

2. Guidance for COVID-19 in Social Care Group Homes and Residential Services – Disabilities (PDF, 1.62 MB, 32 pages)

3. COVID-19 Guidance for Nurse-Led Residential Disability Services (PDF, 1.48 MB, 30 pages)

4. Guidance for testing for COVID-19 in Disability Services (PDF, 358 KB, 5 pages)

5. Guidance of COVD-19 testing in Disability Services Easy Read Version (PDF, 685 KB, 7 pages)

6. Guide for Supporting adults in a community residence/at home Easy Read Version (PDF, 1.67 MB, 30 pages)

7. Guide for Supporting children in a community residence/at home Easy Read Version (PDF, 1.88 MB, 32 pages)

8. Streamlined hospital passport for people with disabilities who are admitted to hospital (PDF, 82 KB, 1 page)

9. Guidance to support a person with additional needs who becomes distressed and angry when you try to engage with them (PDF, 439 KB, 2 pages)

10. Support Coordination in a Pandemic – A practical checklist to avoid stressors for service users (PDF, 249 KB, 2 pages)

11. Guidance for Alternative Models of Care (non-residential) (PDF, 1.05 MB, 12 pages)

12.Guidance on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Disability Services (PDF, 672 KB, 20 pages)

13.Coronavirus (Covid-19) Frequently Asked Questions for people with disabilities and family carers (PDF, 391 KB, 10 pages)

14. Staff Guide on Easy Communication with People with Intellectual Disability or Autism (short) (PDF, 247 KB, 1 page)

15. Staff Guide on Easy Communication with People with Intellectual Disability and Autism (PDF, 269 KB, 2 pages)

16. Staff Guide on communicating with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people (PDF, 188 KB, 1 page)

17. Staff Guide on working with an ISL or English interpreter (PDF, 207 KB, 1 page)

18. COVID-19 Guide on how to stay connected using communication apps Easy to Read Version (PDF, 404 KB, 5 pages)

19. COVID-19 Test Process explained for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people (PDF, 198 KB, 1 page)

20. A message from Bernard O’Regan, Head of Strategy and Planning HSE Disability Services, on the safe return of adult disability services. July 2020.(YouTube video link)

21.  Clinical Pathway – Clinical Consultation required – disability services (PDF, 456 KB, 1 page)

22. Clinical Guide for hospital clinicians when supporting a person with a disability (PDF, 192 KB, 1 page)

23. Pathway to HIQA Registration and model for developing an Enhanced Support Facility for people with disabilities during COVID-19 (PDF, 308 KB, 4 pages)

24. Webinar on Prevention and Preparedness for COVID-19 in a Residential Service for People with Disabilities, held on 27/04/2020 and hosted by the HSE Disability Quality Improvement Office in collaboration with the AIIHPC, for providers of services to people with disabilities.

Webinar - Prevention and Preparedness in Disability Residential Facilities (YouTube video link)

25. Guidance on End of Life in social care-led disability centres during COVID-19 (PDF, 722 KB, 7 pages)

26. Appendices to accompany Guidance on End of Life in social care-led disability centres during COVID-19 (PDF, 1.54 MB 19 pages)

27. COVID-19 FAQs for people with disabilities and their families - Easy Read version (PDF, 2.3 MB, 24 pages)

28. Questions and Answers from Disability Services Webinar (PDF, 444 KB, 11 pages)

29. Guidance on communicating with families (PDF, 76 KB, 1 page)

30. Supporting a person in isolation (decision tree) (PDF, 268 KB, 1 page)

30a. Activities to support a person in isolation (UK doc) (PDF, 1.49 MB, 22 pages)

30b. Risk assessment tool for people in isolation (PDF, 546 KB, 2 pages)

30c. Disability Pathway for people who may need to isolate (PDF, 72.2 KB, 3 pages)

31.  Approved Communication Supports for Deaf patients in healthcare settings during Covid-19 (PDF, 166 KB, 1 page)

32. Framework for Resumption of Adult Disability Day Services (PDF, 770 KB, 23 pages)

33. Reshaping Disability Services - From 2020 and beyond (PDF, 819 KB, 37 pages)

34. Right-Based Guidance on the management of IPC risks in Disability Services (PDF, 648 KB, 16 pages)

35. Guidance to support the framework for resumption of adult disability day services (PDF, 1 MB, 73 pages)

36. Guidance to resumption of children disability services (PDF, 1 MB, 53 pages)

37.Interim Guidance on Conducting Assessments in Disability Services (PDF, 416 KB, 34 pages)

38. Guidance to support the resumption of Centre-Based Respite Services for people with disabilities (PDF, 1.26 MB, 83 pages)