WELCOME TO CAVANPPNs TEMPORARY COVID19 SUPPORT PAGE HERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION IN REGARD TO COVID 19 IN ORANGE IS INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL GUIDELINES AND MESSAGES ETC IN BLUE WE HAVE LOCAL SUPPORTS & GROUPS ASSISTING IN CAVAN IN GREEN WE HAVE SUPPORTS FOR SOCIAL ISOLATION ETC. IN RED WE HAVE EMERGENCY UPDATES & DETAILS Please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to upload YOUR info.
VITAL NOTICE TO ALL COMMUNITIES OF CAVAN
Cavan PPN and several agencies throughout County Cavan, led by Cavan County Council and including Cavan Local Development Company, Cavan Volunteer Centre, GAA and many more are pooling resources to tackle Covid19 at a local level. To this end we are compiling a mapped database to better deliver much needed services to vulnerable persons in our society.
The aim is to compile the most up-to-date and comprehensive list of services and supports throughout the county.
To this end, we are again appealing to all community and voluntary groups offering such supports to send on their details so they can be included on the map.
If your group is interested in being included in this directory please email us the following information:
- What service are you offering? - What are your opening hours? - What are your contact details? - Where are you located, including area? What area are you providing services in? - How are you currently promoting your services? - Do you know vulnerable people who need services that are not currently being met? Please do send me their details (including Eircode if possible) if you have their consent to do so.
Please state if you agree that these details will be included in the directory and map which will be displayed on the websites of the organisations aimed at tackling this crisis.
Please note that we are not compiling a list of individual volunteers, individual volunteers can register with Cavan Volunteer Centre (www.volunteercavan.ie)
The aim of this is to connect volunteers with vulnerable and self-isolated individuals during the COVID-19 crisis. And please do pass this information on to any individuals or groups you know in your area who may be mobilizing to assist vulnerable persons in this time.
Please send the information to any one of the following contacts:
LOCAL COVID19 FOODHUB SUPPORTS CavanPPN and it's partners want to bring you crucial info regarding much needed Food Hubs in the community and ask that you share this information so it gets to those who really need this support.
FROM HOME ACTIVITY: DUBLIN ZOO HAVE LIVE CAMS AND FEEDING TIME IS USUALLY 2/3pm SEE MORE AT www.dublinzoo.ie
COVID19 GUIDANCE FOR VOLUNTEERS
***Reminder*** If you have an elderly or vulnerable relative or neighbour they can appoint a temporary agent to pick up their payment from An Post. Make sure it is a trusted person.
COVID19 COMMUNICATIONS PACK FOR COMMUNITY & VOLUNTARY GROUPS
The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is leading our public health response to COVID-19 and a National Action Plan was published on 16th March, setting out a whole-of-society response and mobilisation of resources across Government and society to fight the spread of the virus. This Community Response Action Plan supports the National Action Plan and is focussed on our initial response in supporting a community response to COVID-19.
We have produced a Communications Pack for community and voluntary groups and members of the public and we would appreciate if you distribute this information across your networks, to members of your group, neighbours, friends and recipients of your service. This pack contains:
1. Department of Rural and Community Development - COVID-19 Government Action Plan to Support the Community Response 2. Information leaflet “You, Your Community and COVID-19” – We would ask that you distribute this across your communities, to individuals and in particular, those that do not have access or knowledge of digital platforms. Maybe include them as part of a meals on wheels drop. 3. How can I volunteer? 4. Sensible volunteering – Do’s and Don’ts 5. Advice for local community groups – how can we get volunteers? 6. Advice for vulnerable people who need supports 7. How to guard against fraud and generate trust
We remind you that the HSE website is the key source for health advice: www.hse.ie/coronavirus. It also includes posters and other resources that can be used in your community.
Our email helpdesk facility is available to assist you with advice or queries and is open 7 days a week – C&VSupports@drcd.gov.ie
We thank you for your assistance in spreading these important messages.
The Department of Rural and Community Development.
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COVID-19 Government Action Plan To Support The Community Response
Issued by the Government Press Office 20 March 2020
Minister Ring launches COVID-19 Government Action Plan To Support The Community Response
Today (20 March 2020) Minister for Rural and Community Development Mr. Michael Ring, TD, and Minister of State for Community Affairs Sean Canney launched the COVID-19 Government Action Plan to support the Community response. This Action Plan, which has been put together in partnership with other Government Departments, State Agencies and our extensive network of community and voluntary organisations, sets out three key areas of initial focus in supporting a community response to COVID-19.
The 3 key initiatives are:
• Letting people know how and where they volunteer through our partnership with Volunteer Ireland and our network of Volunteer Centres • To provide community supports for older people by providing funding to ALONE for their crisis telephone support line and follow through practical supports • Launching an email helpdesk facility from today (20 March) in the Department of Rural and Community Development to assist smaller community groups with their queries
Government has committed to putting the required funding and resources in place immediately and Minister Ring’s Department will be working with our partners to implement the measures on the ground as quickly as possible. Work in this regard has already commenced.
The unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 crisis will require the re-prioritisation, and re-direction of activities, new contingency arrangements to maintain and support critical services, and new flexibilities in the use of resources in the community and voluntary sector.
Minister Ring said: ‘I want to assure everyone that the Government is taking every possible action to pre-empt and prepare for the challenges we are facing now and for the ones that lie ahead. We are most fortunate that we have the people, the organisations, the systems and the goodwill already in place and we will be supportive and flexible in our approach.
Minister Canney said: “We have the Public Participation Network, Volunteer Centres, sporting bodies, farming organisations, community councils and other stakeholders and agencies all in place.
“We are now providing a focus for people so our national community efforts will be co-ordinated for optimum effect. Now is the time for the big meitheal. Now is the time to demonstrate once again our ability as a nation to help each other and look after the most vulnerable in our communities.”
This Action Plan, which has been put together in partnership with other Government Departments, State Agencies and our extensive network of community and voluntary organisations, sets out three key areas of initial focus in supporting a community response to COVID-19. Minister Ring also drew attention to his Department’s Seniors Alert Scheme, which provides monitored alarms for older people to enable them to live safely and securely in their homes.
There are now approximately 80,000 of these alarms in the community and the Minister urged older people who have them to ensure they are activated. “Maybe you got a pendant alarm a few years ago but it’s lying forgotten in a drawer somewhere … now is the time to find it and contact your local community organisation to ensure it’s activated,” the Minister said.
The Minister also reminded people to only use information received from official sources. “While a whole of Government coordinated approach is the backbone to planning for and managing the effects of this emergency, solutions are ultimately implemented at a community level,” the Minister said. “In this context, my Department has a role to play in fostering the links that bring communities together as we are aware of how strengthening community links helps to improve preparedness and responsiveness in emergencies. It is also really important to remember that volunteering should be done in a safe way so that neither volunteers nor those in need are put at risk.’
Free Colouring Books Downloadable From Cultural Institutions From February 7, 2020, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections. Please download, print, and share your favorites! See http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/ for a selection
A Covid19 Message From Cavan Monaghan Garda Division The Gardai all over the Cavan Monaghan Garda Division wish to advise our communities out there of the following: In these challenging times if you have a concern for yourself, a family member, neighbour or a vulnerable person living alone please don't hesitate to contact us. We are always willing and able to help in whatever way we can. It is best to contact us by telephone to adhere to social distancing advice and not to be calling into the stations. Remember everybody this too shall pass and better days lie ahead. Our strong community spirit and willingness to help each other will prevail. Here are a few of our telephone numbers that will assist if you need us for anything: Monaghan Garda Station 047 77240. Cavan Garda Station 049 4368800. Bailieboro Garda Station 042 9694570 Carrickmacross Garda Station 042 9690190.
Covid19 and YOUR Mental Wellbeing During this worrying time for our bodily health, our mental health can also be tested. Minding our mind is vital to weathering the storm of any crisis. Here and linked below are handy tips from The HSE. Infectious disease outbreaks like coronavirus (COVID-19), can be worrying. This can affect your mental health. But there are many things you can do to mind your mental health during times like this.
How your mental health might be affected The spread of coronavirus is a new and challenging event. Some people might find it more worrying than others. Try to remember that medical, scientific and public health experts are working hard to contain the virus. Most people’s lives will change in some way over a period of days, weeks or months. But in time, it will pass.
Protocol for Community Groups and Volunteers in delivering services The coming weeks and possibly months will be challenging for everyone but can be more difficult for the elderly and vulnerable who live alone. While people and communities are being urged to help out and check in with their elderly neighbours, many voluntary groups across the country have begun to mobilise their members to help out on different initiatives. However, some precaution needs to be taken with regard the safety and welfare of elderly people living alone and other vulnerable people. IRL have developed a set of guidelines for community groups mobilising volunteers over the coming days/weeks. The set of protocols are available to download here:
CAVAN YOUTH ‘FROM HOME’ COMPETITION CavanPPN is running a ‘FROM HOME’ competition to help you support your local businesses in this difficult time. Children in the County Cavan region are asked to provide an A4 poster or 300 word composition on
‘What Community Means To Me’
The winners of this will receive a certificate and credit/vouchers for a local business of your choice:
1st Prize: 250 2nd Prize: 150 3rd Prize: 100
The competition is open to 4-18 year olds and all submissions with your details must be made prior to Friday April 3rd to email@example.com To apply for this competition please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Wednesday April 1st.
Bus Eireann Message Re Covid19 From Bus Eireann: COVID-19: Let's all play our part Dear Customer, Covid-19 has already had a substantial impact on our daily lives. With the situation still evolving, I'd like to share what we at Bus Éireann are doing to support you, as well as all of our customers, our staff and community.
We will continue to follow the HSE health advice and guidance and implement the national strategy as it is advised, liaising with the Departments of Health, Transport, Education, and with the National Transport Authority, as necessary.
The safety of our staff, our customers and the wider public is paramount. We will continue to monitor and assess all risks in order to react and implement any changes necessary.
As announced by An Taoiseach, while services to our schools have been suspended under the School Transport Scheme until the 29th of March, public transport services will continue to operate as normal.
As a national provider of public transport, we are committed to providing the best possible service to the State. We will continue to serve our communities, hospitals and healthcare facilities to the best of our ability in the coming weeks and months. The Chief Medical Officer has advised that public transport does not constitute a mass gathering, however customers are asked to take full consideration of public health guidelines in relation to social distancing when boarding our fleet and waiting in our stations.
In terms of hygiene, we are acting on all of the advice given by Government and health authorities to ensure hygiene on our buses, coaches and at our facilities is maintained in line with the advice and guidance as provided by the HSE.
It is through the dedication and commitment of our loyal front line staff that we have been able to ensure that all Bus Éireann services are running as scheduled. We will, of course, keep you updated as the situation develops.
We ask all of our passengers to please follow the guidelines set out by the HSE and the Department of Health in relation to respiratory etiquette, hand hygiene and social distancing if using, or considering to use, public transport.
For a period of time, we are requesting customers not to use the front seats on either side of our long distance coaches, where these seats are directly behind the driver. We also ask that, where possible you observe the social distance guidelines with our drivers and we encourage you therefore to purchase your ticket through our Ticket Vending Machines, use your TFI Leap Card, or buy online at www.buseireann.ie or www.expressway.ie
In the meantime, thank you for your continued support and, most especially, for your respect for our front line team as they continue to support you and our local communities. Stephen Kent Chief Executive Officer Bus Éireann
SOMETIMES SIMPLE ACTIVITIES KEEP OUR MIND ACTIVE AND HAPPY
Cavan Tidy Towns Assistance To Local People Cavan Tidy Towns would like to appeal to any elderly or vulnerable members of our Cavan Town community, who may need help or assistance during this period of uncertainty around the covid-19 breakout. We have a number of volunteers on standby who can deliver shopping, deliver fuel supplies etc or any other reasonable requests that can be done maintening a social distance. Please contact
Glenlara / Swellan: Tony 086 3637998
Tullacmongan: Paul 086 1252739
Drumalee: Martin 086 8229874
Ashbrook / Ballinagh Road: Jacinta 086 1056223
Kilmore / Farnham Estate: Ciaran 086 2524331
Rocklands / Cootehill Rd Sara 083 8271415
Cavan Town: Hugh 083 1240257 Kind Regards, Cavan Tidy Towns Ps. Please feel free to pass this message on verbally to members of our community that may not be on social media.
This below is an emergency welfare payment should anyone be in need of support. Please do go to the website indicated on the form for full details.
TEMPORARY LOCAL ZUMBA CLASSES ONLINE IN CAVAN
Local Zumba Instructor Aisha Khan has offered online Zumba classes to assist those who want to keep active from their homes during the Covid19 crisis. Zumba is a fun, energetic and universal way to keep fit and active and should be used as a way not only to uplift the body but the spirit too.
"Hi guys , due to current situation we all know all that gyms and fitness classes are closed. we can not say when we will reopen. Most people know being a zumba instructor is my full time job, which means like many small business I will be out of work until we are over this outbreak. I, like many other instructors have decided to do online classes. Others are charging for their classes and continuing from home .. being in the same boat as many of you who unfortunately like myself cannot go back to their work and have lost their income , I have decided to offer as many free classes as I can.....