Department of Rural and Community Development
Published at: 20 March 2020
Last updated 26 March 2020
remember that help and advice is only a phone call away.
make yourself aware of contact numbers for vital services and keep these numbers handy.
keep in touch with neighbours.
ask to see identification if a stranger calls to the door. If in doubt, call the organisation they claim to represent for verification.
remember to practice physical distancing, keeping a space of two metres between you and other people.
follow HSE guidelines around hand washing, sneezing and coughing into your arm or a tissue.
answer the door to someone you don’t know unless you feel comfortable doing so.
shake hands with anyone that might come to the door.
let someone into your home unless you know them or it is absolutely necessary.
give ANY personal details including your bank details or your credit/debit card to anyone you don’t trust – whether in person or over the phone.
interact with other vulnerable members of your community if you have any symptoms of illness.
be alarmed by false information on social media – stick to HSE advice.
Advice for vulnerable people
A basic checklist on how to protect yourself.
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