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# cocooning - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

My2020: 'I am so angry at those who have breached the Covid rules'
# Pensioner
# Pensioner

My2020: 'I am so angry at those who have breached the Covid rules'

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:25 PM 33,636 Views 40 Comments

Don is in his 80s and lives alone. He and his befriender Dana discuss a tough year.

# cocooning - Friday 16 October, 2020

Rebecca Moynihan: We cannot ask those living alone to isolate further - time for social bubbles
# Opinion
# Opinion

Rebecca Moynihan: We cannot ask those living alone to isolate further - time for social bubbles

Oct 16th 2020, 7:47 AM 24,107 Views 26 Comments

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.

# cocooning - Friday 21 August, 2020

Column: Five months into 'cocooning' and I’ve learned it’s the little things that get you
# Voices
# Voices

Column: Five months into 'cocooning' and I’ve learned it’s the little things that get you

Aug 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 28,655 Views 10 Comments

Aimée, 32, writes of missing Lidl and walks on Bank Holiday Mondays.

# cocooning - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'I can't imagine not leaving your home for four months': The impact on older people of following the Covid-19 rules
# Cocooning
# Cocooning

'I can't imagine not leaving your home for four months': The impact on older people of following the Covid-19 rules

Jul 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 43,469 Views 41 Comments

As we face into longer-term restrictions, ensuring proper supports for older people who’ve had to cocoon has been described as vital.

# cocooning - Friday 15 May, 2020

Tony Holohan: Cocooners can meet socially-distanced groups of four from Monday
# Phase One
# Phase One

Tony Holohan: Cocooners can meet socially-distanced groups of four from Monday

May 15th 2020, 8:39 PM 32,297 Views 39 Comments

Holohan stressed that public health advice still recommends people in cocooning categories stay at home if not exercising.

# cocooning - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Dublin councils earmark 1.30pm-3.30pm as 'cocooner only' times for parks
# Park Life
# Park Life

Dublin councils earmark 1.30pm-3.30pm as 'cocooner only' times for parks

May 5th 2020, 1:52 PM 31,580 Views 72 Comments

The designated time kicks in tomorrow.

# cocooning - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s

May 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 19,569 Views 20 Comments

The Health Minister called the over-70 group a “resilient generation”.

# cocooning - Monday 27 April, 2020

Charity says older people ringing its helpline 'becoming increasingly distressed by the impact of cocooning'
# ALONE
# ALONE

Charity says older people ringing its helpline 'becoming increasingly distressed by the impact of cocooning'

Apr 27th 2020, 5:04 PM 15,990 Views 24 Comments

The majority of calls to Alone’s helpline last week related to social isolation and loneliness.

# cocooning - Thursday 23 April, 2020

He saw the plight of older people and couldn't stand idly by: Remembering Willie Bermingham
# Opinion
# Opinion

He saw the plight of older people and couldn't stand idly by: Remembering Willie Bermingham

Apr 23rd 2020, 7:13 AM 27,183 Views 26 Comments

Donal Fallon remembers the founder of ALONE on the 30th anniversary of his death.

# cocooning - Saturday 18 April, 2020

'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers

Apr 18th 2020, 8:30 AM 130,889 Views 135 Comments

Grass will not be able to be cut if allowed to grow for weeks on end, it has been warned.

# cocooning - Friday 17 April, 2020

'Older people are not a passive vulnerable group. They are a vital part of Irish society'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Older people are not a passive vulnerable group. They are a vital part of Irish society'

Apr 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 17,687 Views 15 Comments

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing group offers sound, evidence-based advice to those who are remaining at home during the Covid-19 crisis.

# cocooning - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Dr. Tony Holohan: 'We're not at the point yet where cocooning advice can be lifted'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Dr. Tony Holohan: 'We're not at the point yet where cocooning advice can be lifted'

Apr 15th 2020, 6:53 PM 45,652 Views 30 Comments

Relatives and friends of those who are cocooned are permitted and encouraged to shop on their behalf.

# cocooning - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Five main banks now have freephone lines to help people who are cocooning
# Bpfi
# Bpfi

Five main banks now have freephone lines to help people who are cocooning

Apr 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 10,550 Views 7 Comments

The phone lines are operating during normal banking hours, from Monday to Friday.

# cocooning - Monday 6 April, 2020

Check ins and free newspaper delivery to be offered by An Post to people cocooning
# Check In
# Check In

Check ins and free newspaper delivery to be offered by An Post to people cocooning

Apr 6th 2020, 6:45 AM 60,316 Views 17 Comments

Family members can request for a local postman/woman to check in on someone cocooning.

# cocooning - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Over-70s must stay at home even if they are fit and active, says government official
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Over-70s must stay at home even if they are fit and active, says government official

Apr 1st 2020, 2:43 PM 61,182 Views 89 Comments

There are currently over 460,000 people aged over 70 in the country.

# cocooning - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Health Minister expects measures this week to address coronavirus infection in nursing homes
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

Health Minister expects measures this week to address coronavirus infection in nursing homes

Mar 29th 2020, 8:26 PM 42,787 Views 41 Comments

On Friday the Chief Medical Officer said there have been nine clusters of infection at nursing homes.

# cocooning - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Harris doesn't like the word 'cocooning', but he says it's being done to keep those over 70 safe and well
# Older People
# Older People

Harris doesn't like the word 'cocooning', but he says it's being done to keep those over 70 safe and well

Mar 28th 2020, 7:57 PM 32,205 Views 96 Comments

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?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Cocooning during coronavirus: Who needs to do it and what steps should they take?

Updated Mar 28th 2020, 10:27 AM 176,569 Views 76 Comments

‘Cocooning’ has now been introduced for those over 70 and people who are extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.

# cocooning - Thursday 19 March, 2020

'There is a role for everyone': Minister says HSE need non-medical staff too and you'll be paid
# Call For Ireland
# Call For Ireland

'There is a role for everyone': Minister says HSE need non-medical staff too and you'll be paid

Mar 19th 2020, 11:52 AM 73,768 Views 65 Comments

Harris said emergency measures under new laws will only be in place until 9 May.

# cocooning - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

8 big trends to look out for in Ireland this year
# Trends
# Trends

8 big trends to look out for in Ireland this year

Jan 17th 2012, 7:15 AM 9,627 Views 13 Comments

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.