Useful Information

Travel Related


The Department of Foreign Affairs Helpline
For people with concerns about COVID 19
Call – 01 613 1733

If you are abroad contact the Irish Embassy in the country you are currently traveling in for more details Click here

Close Contact If you or someone you have been in close contact with has recently returned to Ireland or you need to travel out of Ireland Click here

Social Protection – COVID 19

Social Protection Illness Benefit
If you are suffering from COVID 19 you can apply for a special illness benefit Click here

Social Protection Unemployment Payment
If you are not working due to layoffs and closures or are self employed and unable to work Click here

Social Protection Phone Line
Dedicated Phone Line for COVID19
01-2481398 / 1890-800-024

Business Help Line
Helpline for Businesses with quires relating to COVID 19
Call 01 6312002

COVID-19 Unemployment Payment ISL Video
Video from the Irish Deaf Society

General Advice

Here is a handy information page with useful links and phone numbers to help you at this time: Helplines-Information-Guidelines

For general advice and guidelines visit the HSE website.

If you are experiencing symptoms or think you are at risk
Call The HSE helpline 1850 24 1850

Keep up to date with the measures being taken to response to the COVID 19 outbreak
visit: or

Citizens Information – 0761 07 4000
Phone Service Open 9am – 8pm, Monday to Friday

Advice for older people from Citizens Information

Health & Housing

While hand washing and social distancing are vital at the moment let’s not forget about self-care

If you need support or advice on Domestic Abuse or West Cork Women Against Violence

The National Women’s Council of Ireland have a page especially to offer Support for Women Experiencing Violence During COVID-19

For housing related issues contact: Novas or patrick.healy [at]

Mental Health

If you would like some advice or information on Mental Health please Click here

The Samaritans are available 24/7 for free support by phone or email. 116 123📧

Aware are operating their freephone support line, email support and online Life Skills programme. 1800 804 848 (7 days a week from 10 AM – 10 PM)📧

HSE Your Mental Health website

HSE 24/7 Mental Health Information Line 1800 111 888