Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness. It has not previously been seen in humans.
To date, there has been no confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland and the risk of getting coronavirus in Ireland is low.
You do not need to follow any advice on coronavirus unless you have:
- Visited mainland China recently (this does not include Hong Kong or Macau)
- Been in contact with a person who has coronavirus
- Visited a healthcare facility where patients with coronavirus were treated
You cannot get coronavirus from packages or food that has come from China or elsewhere.
You can get the latest advice and information on coronavirus from the HSE website.