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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# cocooning

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My2020: 'I am so angry at those who have breached the Covid rules'
Don is in his 80s and lives alone. He and his befriender Dana discuss a tough year.
Rebecca Moynihan: We cannot ask those living alone to isolate further - time for social bubbles
The Labour senator is calling for the introduction of support bubbles through Covid restrictions – not just for older people, but for everyone who lives alone in this country.
Column: Five months into 'cocooning' and I’ve learned it’s the little things that get you
Aimée, 32, writes of missing Lidl and walks on Bank Holiday Mondays.
'I can't imagine not leaving your home for four months': The impact on older people of following the Covid-19 rules
As we face into longer-term restrictions, ensuring proper supports for older people who’ve had to cocoon has been described as vital.
Tony Holohan: Cocooners can meet socially-distanced groups of four from Monday
Holohan stressed that public health advice still recommends people in cocooning categories stay at home if not exercising.
Dublin councils earmark 1.30pm-3.30pm as 'cocooner only' times for parks
The designated time kicks in tomorrow.
Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s
The Health Minister called the over-70 group a “resilient generation”.
Charity says older people ringing its helpline 'becoming increasingly distressed by the impact of cocooning'
The majority of calls to Alone’s helpline last week related to social isolation and loneliness.
He saw the plight of older people and couldn't stand idly by: Remembering Willie Bermingham
Donal Fallon remembers the founder of ALONE on the 30th anniversary of his death.
'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers
Grass will not be able to be cut if allowed to grow for weeks on end, it has been warned.
'Older people are not a passive vulnerable group. They are a vital part of Irish society'
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing group offers sound, evidence-based advice to those who are remaining at home during the Covid-19 crisis.
Dr. Tony Holohan: 'We're not at the point yet where cocooning advice can be lifted'
Relatives and friends of those who are cocooned are permitted and encouraged to shop on their behalf.
Five main banks now have freephone lines to help people who are cocooning
The phone lines are operating during normal banking hours, from Monday to Friday.
Check ins and free newspaper delivery to be offered by An Post to people cocooning
Family members can request for a local postman/woman to check in on someone cocooning.
Over-70s must stay at home even if they are fit and active, says government official
There are currently over 460,000 people aged over 70 in the country.
Health Minister expects measures this week to address coronavirus infection in nursing homes
On Friday the Chief Medical Officer said there have been nine clusters of infection at nursing homes.
Harris doesn't like the word 'cocooning', but he says it's being done to keep those over 70 safe and well
The minister said common sense will prevail if someone over 70 works in an essential service.
Cocooning during coronavirus: Who needs to do it and what steps should they take?
‘Cocooning’ has now been introduced for those over 70 and people who are extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.
'There is a role for everyone': Minister says HSE need non-medical staff too and you'll be paid
Harris said emergency measures under new laws will only be in place until 9 May.
8 big trends to look out for in Ireland this year
Cocooning, DIY health, and deal frenzies: Red C Research has come up with what it thinks will be the major trends for Irish society for 2012.