What to do if you think you have COVID19
If you develop symptoms for COVID19 you will need to self-isolate and phone a GP (General Practitioner). It is safe to call a GP or any health service about COVID19 even if you are undocumented. Your immigration status does not matter. Health comes first.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The GP will assess you over the phone.
If they think you need to be tested for coronavirus, they will arrange a test.
Safety Net is a FREE GP service based in Dublin open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
You can request an appointment if you have symptoms of COVID19 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01-8765200 Mob: 087-6074632.
You can find contact information for other GPs here: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/maps/
and after hours GPs here: https://www.gp24.ie/service-locations
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear.
Look out for one, some or all of the main symptoms:
- a cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath
- breathing difficulties
- fever (high temperature – 38 degrees Celsius or above) or chills
Other symptoms are fatigue, headaches, sore throat, aches and pains.
For more information about COVID19 go to the Irish Government’s HSE (Health Service Executive) website: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/protect-yourself.html