Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. The HSE has confirmed that a patient with COVID-19 is currently being treated in Northern Ireland. The patient had returned from Northern Italy and had arrived in Ireland at Dublin Airport.

The risk of catching the virus in Ireland is still low, and the HSE advises that people can go about their normal activities. You can get information about what to do if you become ill or have contact with a person who is confirmed with the virus on the HSE website.

If you are planning a trip abroad and have changed your mind due to the risk posed by COVID-19, or your holiday or flight has been cancelled due to the outbreak, you can read advice from the European Consumer Centre.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has advice on travel abroad to affected regions.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has advice for people who work with food.

The Department of Education and Skills has updated information for schools.