Guidance for professionals and organisations

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Guidance for educational settings and child care

Information for schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the Department of Education, please click here. 

Guidance for Children's Social Care settings can be found here.

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Guidance for the hospitality industry

Guidance for the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland is available here.

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Guidance for workers

If you have to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer, visit NHS 111 online.

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Guidance for employers and businesses

For guidance for employers and businesses click here.

Further guidance for employers on COVID-19 self-isolation can be found here www.hseni.gov.uk/articles/covid-19-workplace-safety-guidance#toc-0  and www.hseni.gov.uk/topic/covid-19-advice-and-guidance-places-work

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Guidance for aviation and airports

Safer Aviation Guidance for Operators is available at

www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-aviation-guidance-for-operators

Safer Aviation Guidance for Passengers is available at

www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-air-travel-guidance-for-passengers

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Guidance for shipping and sea ports

For guidance for shipping and seaports on COVID-19 click here.

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Guidance for funeral directors on managing infection risks when handling the deceased

Advice to assist people who are required to manage bodies of deceased persons infected with COVID-19 (coronavirus) is available here.

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Places of worship

Places of worship play an important role in providing spiritual leadership for many individuals, and in bringing communities together. However, their communal nature makes them places that are particularly vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19. Guidance is available to help places of worship minimise the risk of COVID-19 at www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-places-worship

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Resources for Councils and community responses to COVID-19

These items may be helpful for staff and volunteers for their own wellbeing, and others may be helpful for them in carrying out their role during COVID-19.

You can access the resources here.

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COVID-19 vaccine toolkit

The COVID-19 vaccine toolkit provides a central point of access to materials and resources for individuals and organisations seeking to promote COVID-19 vaccination uptake within their local communities.

The toolkit contains resources targeted at the general population, as well as materials specifically designed for target audience groups. The resources are not intended to be used for the purpose of providing clinical advice, but to support the design and implementation of interventions to improve COVID-19 vaccine uptake.

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