On Friday 27 March, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Cocooning during COVID-19
This included the introduction of cocooning to protect people who are over 70 years of age and those who are medically vulnerable to COVID-19, by minimising all interaction between them and other people. Cocooning has been introduced to protect people who could become very ill if they are infected with COVID-19 from coming into contact with the virus.
This document gives practical guidance on cocooning. It includes information on what cocooning involves, advice on how to access food and medical supplies safely, and details of a range of social services to support to older and vulnerable people who are cocooning.