Wicklow Council COVID 19 Response Forum Poster

COVID-19 information & resources

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Information and links to COVID-19 local and national contact information and resources.

General COVID-19 information

Wicklow County Council Community Response Forum Helpline: 1800 868 399  email covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie – the main body coordinating supports for vulnerable members of the community.


Gov.ie COVID-19 information website

Main COVID-19 government website with information, updates, health advice, travel advice, social welfare advice for employers, employees and the self-employed.


HSE COVID-19 information website

Symptoms and causes, how to protect yourself, at-risk groups, minding your mental health, restricted movements and self-isolation, advice for healthcare professionals, poster and resources, and more.


Gov.ie Getting Through COVID-19 Together website: new government website with advice and tips on how you can look after your mental wellbeing and cope with your new daily routine. Sections on Looking After our Mental Health; Coping At Home; Staying Active; Healthy Eating; Helping in the Community; Cocooning.


HSE COVID-19 translated resources in different languages


Citizens Information COVID-19 website page good overview on COVID-19 with links to information on health; employment and income supports; mortgage, loans and rent; housing; utilities; education and travel.

Citizens Information COVID-19 email and telephone service:  for your questions on social welfare payments, employment and income supports, mortgage, loans and rent, housing. Email covid19@citinfo.ie, leave your number, and an Information Officer will call you back.

Bray Citizens Information Centre – for your questions on social welfare payments, employment and income supports, mortgage, loans and rent, housing: 0761 07 6780 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday – or email bray@citinfo.ie. 


Gov.ie COVID-19 information for employers and employees

Information for employees and self-employed, information for employers, apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, Illness Benefit for COVID-19 absence, and Social Welfare COVID-19 contacts.


DEASP national Income Support Helpline for COVID-19: (9am-5pm): 01 248 1398 / 1890 800024Email forms@welfare.ie to request a form by post.

DEASP Illness Benefit Support Helpline for COVID-1901 704 3300 / 1890 928400 or email queries to forms@welfare.ie.

If your query is about an existing or pending payment in the local Intreo office, including Jobseekers Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance or One Parent Family Payment call or email Intreo Services in Bray on 01-2117900 or email brayqueries@welfare.ie. For COVID-19 related queries call 1890 800 024.

Community Welfare Service queries call Bray office on 087 618 1195, or 087 342 7415, or 086 795 3823, or 086 850 0691 or email braycommunitywelfare@welfare.ie.


Money Advice & Budgeting Service COVID-19 website page: advice on money worries during COVID-19, budgeting and supports available at this time. MABS Helpline: 9am-8pm – advice on money management and debt issues: 0761 072000.


Disability related COVID-19 information


HSE Guidance and Resources for Disability Services: a range of resources and guidance documents.


Disability Bray social media: Disability Bray Facebook and Twitter pages are sharing local and national disability-related information on supports and services available during the COVID-19 pandemic – with the focus on Bray and Greystones and surrounding areas.


National Advocacy Service helpline for people with disabilities: 10am-4pm Mon-Fri: call 0761 073000 or email info@advocacy.ie


Inclusion Ireland Easy-to-Read resources on COVID-19

Easy-to-read PDFs on coronavirus, how to wash your hands, communication apps and minding your mental health.


NCSE Online Resources for Children with Special Educational Needs

National Council for Special Education online resources for children with SEN who are at home as a result of the COVID-19 schools closure.


NCBI Sight Loss Helpline: 1850 33 43 53: 8am-8pm practical and emotional advice and support and information on their services.


HSE COVID-19 information resources in Irish Sign Language (ISL)


Family Carers Ireland National Freephone Careline: for family carers seeking advice, support or a listening ear: 1800 24 07 24.


Understand Together COVID-19 and Dementia resources page.


RTÉ Home School Hub will be broadcast in Irish Sign Language (ISL) every weekday at 1pm on RTE 2 – also available on RTE Player.


Lakers Social & Recreational Club is providing online classes in fitness, cooking and art.


The Festina Lente blog provides information on how they are providing services at this time.