At this very difficult time continues please be aware that we are as always open and working diligently here in Catherine Street Surgery .
If you are unwell or need to see or contact one of our Doctors or Nurses at any time or indeed need any service from us for example work certs or scripts you must phone us rather than arriving at the door.
When attending the surgery we ask you arrive on time , wear a mask and attend if at all possible on your own. We are trying to limit use of the Waiting Rooms , so if you arrive early please wait in your car until your appointment time if possible.
If you have any symptoms of a respiratory illness or are concerned you might have Covid 19 please ask to speak to one of our 5 Doctors by phone .
Covid 19 related medical issues – in particular Phone calls and Covid Tests is a FREE Service to Medical card AND private patients .
Please keep up to date – advice and guidance is regularly updated on the HSE website and includes such important information as what to do if you have symptoms , if you are covid positive or are a close contact of someone who is Covid Positive .
The Close Contact Rules are different depending on whether you are fully vaccinated or not AND whether you are a household contact of a covid positive person or not . This is very important to help reduce the spread of covid 19 please keep up to date with current guidance -> Coronavirus Updates .
The HSELive COVID-19 Helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday for ALL your Vaccination queries.
Lo-call: 1850 24 1850
Remember you can also self refer on line for a FREE PCR test in our local test centre in Kilcohan . This is the link -> Book a FREE covid test
Travelling from and returning to Ireland :
This can be complex , confusing and changeable so make sure you research carefully before travelling . Most importantly common sense and safety are the main guidelines with those fully vaccinated being safest to travel .
Please see this link for up to date Public Health Measures in place right now including International Travel Advice :
It is important to remember that the entry rules to other countries may not be the same as here – so make sure you know what is required for re-entry to Ireland as well as entry to your foreign destination.
There is a helpful app that you can download from an App Store called “Re-open EU “
The Re-open EU website should answer most / all of your questions for EU travel …. keep up to date as rules will likely change over time -> Re open EU
If you have suffered a bereavement or know of someone struggling with loss please take a look at – The Irish Hospice Foundation website – they have an excellent pack helping to support people who suffer loss in exceptional times.
This is the link -> Grieving in Exceptional Times
There is a Free Bereavement Support Line also from the Irish Hospice Foundation – accessible to everyone – 1800807077
A website for healthcare advice in your own language : This service is mainly in relation to Covid 19 but is expanding to make accessible translated medical information for other health issues too . – please click on this link -> Translateireland
UNICEF:Join the World’s Most Critical Mission
No one is safe until we are all Safe !
UNICEF has spent 75 years coming through crises to make childhoods brighter. They have decades of experience delivering over two billion vaccines to half the world’s children in any given year.
That is why UNICEF has been called upon by COVAX to procure and deliver more than 2 billion COVID-19 vaccines for 92 low and middle-income countries. They are the only organization that can get this done, and need our help. See this link -> Vaccine For Poorer Countries
More Information about Vaccination in the other relevant news item on this website – entitled – ‘Covid Vaccine Roll- Out’.