Cocooning Advice

  • HSE official advice and guidance on Cocooning for people over 70 years and those extremely medically vulnerable from COVID-19: This is the official HSE advice on cocooning including a full list of the people who they advise should be cocooning at present.
  • Cocooning Advice from Irish Cancer Society: The Irish Cancer Society have written and very practical and easy to read guide to cocooning which is applicable to all groups currently cocooning, their carers and volunteers who may be visiting people currently cocooning.
  • Bank Helplines and financial advice. ALONE has indicated that  cocooning has resulted in difficulties for some people trying to access money and banking who may not have access to online banking. This article offers advice and guidance on this issue and banks have issued the following helplines for customers looking for advice and support:
            • HELPLINES:AIB – 1800 207 232
              Bank of Ireland – 1800 946 146
              KBC Bank – 1800 804 472
              Permanent TSB – 1800 218 000
              Ulster Bank Ireland – 1800 656 001



COVID19 hygiene guidelines

In the course of writing this resource IPPOSI  sought the most up to date and accurate information from the HSE National Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control Team. They directed us to the following resources which provide essential information on infection control and best hygiene practice for volunteers and carers visiting and working in the homes of older people and more vulnerable members of society.