Arising from COVID-19 measures effective from 22 October 2020, the attached arrangements are in place for community and voluntary drug treatment and related services in NWRDATF Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal, until further notice. Services will continue to operate at their maximum capacity, except that provision has been adjusted to take account of following: • Some buildings are completely closed to the public; • Planned group activities have been suspended; • Staffing rotas have been organised to minimise staff interaction thereby maximising service continuation in the event of a staff-related infection; • The main focus of provision is continued contact with
http://www.leitrimcoco.ie/eng/News/New_Slider/CLAR-Funding-20201.html CLÁR Programme for 2020 There is an allocation of €5 million in total for 2020. The 2020 CLÁR programme will be delivered through three separate Measures, click on the link above to find out more and to download application forms. Applications to be received by the Local Authority by 15th July 2020
http://www.drugs.ie/resources/covid/changes_to_ost/ Changes to OST The need to quickly adapt services for people who use drugs in Ireland was identified in March with new guidelines and supports put into place. To help reduce overdose risks and other harms among people who use opioids mainly heroin, opioid substitution treatment (OST) was made more widely available. To support new people receiving OST, Drugs.ie have worked with UISCE to develop a poster with key messages highlighting changes to OST and how to reduce the harms during this time. Click on the above link to download the poster.
Newsletter COVID 19 Please click on the link above to access May 2020 Covid 19 Newsletter from the Drug Policy and Social Inclusion Unit/Department of Health for your information. Keep safe.
http://www.drugs.ie/resources/naloxone/ Naloxone and Covid-19 - click on the above link to drugs.ie for more information: "Protect your personal safety. Those who will use naloxone in response to an overdose situation should be extra cautious during this time to protect themselves and others. As we continue to learn more about the virus and how it is transmitted, people should consider the use of intramuscular naloxone (injection) as an alternative to intranasal administration during this time. If administering naloxone , it is recommended that personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn. If naloxone is used, please ensure the correct disposal is in place
https://www2.hse.ie/healthy-you/alcohol-blogs/covid-19-coping-tips-and-supports-for-people-in-recovery.html "Your health and wellbeing matters, especially at this time. The coronavirus outbreak has created a time of uncertainty and anxiety for people around the world, especially those who are trying to remain alcohol free and for those who are in recovery from alcohol addiction. The social distancing measures we are all being asked to follow means that services you normally rely on may no longer be available in the same way. You may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or have a sense of dread that can make self-care very difficult. You may have found yourself drinking or having relapsed following
https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/together/ "The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a new and challenging event. Everyone's lives and daily routines are affected by the measures that have been introduced to disrupt the spread of the virus, and keep us all safe. It's normal to be worried or to feel stressed during this difficult time, but there are many things we can do to help us mind our mental health and wellbeing." Here you will find lots of advice and tips on how you can look after your mental wellbeing, stay active and stay connected. In This Together draws together a huge range of
Alcohol-and-COVID-19-what-you-need-to-know The factsheet above provides important information that you should know about alcohol consumption and COVID-19. It addresses, among other things, the misinformation that is being spread through social media and other communication channels about alcohol and COVID-19.