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Updated: 09 May 2020
This is a collated list of official or useful sources and resources relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland, brought together as a concise source of reference. Provided for information only, no other claim is made by the IMTA to the links provided.
Members of the IMTA may contribute with additional useful links/resources by leaving a comment (login required).
Contact HSELive - We're here to help, phone: Callsave 1850 24 1850
Older people can contact ALONE on 0818 222 024
COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
Employees and Self Employed: How to apply for Jobseeker's Payment
Illness Benefit for COVID-19 absences
Revenue announce measures to assist SMEs experiencing cashflow difficulties arising from COVID-19
COVID-19 Business Loan, Microfinance Ireland supported by the government
Citizens Information: Social welfare payments and COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Citizens Information: Lay-off, short-time working and redundancy
Gov.ie Latest Updates - COVID-19
Gov.ie Latest Updates - Department of Health
Gov.ie Roadmap for reopening society and business (01 May)
Gov.ie Reopening Business - key steps & financial supports (09 May)
Gov.ie Community Call - How you can volunteer
Gov.ie Getting Through COVID-19 Together - Mental wellbeing & coping
COVID-19 Communication Pack for Communities
COVID-19 Health Surveillance Monitor (Ireland) - live status updates
Coronavirus Home Page (single best resource of practical information)
Coronavirus Ireland latest updates - including maps and reports
Coronavirus (COVID-19) posters and resources
How to clean your hands
HSE - Be On Call For Ireland
HSELive - HSE's contact helpline
Your Mental Health.ie
Minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic home page
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public
Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Dashboard
How do I wash my hands properly?
RTE News - Coronavirus
Health & Safety Authority
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
ALONE - supporting older people
ChangeX - the best ideas for your community
Jigsaw - mental health for young people
Local Support.ie - community-based support groups, volunteer-led
RTE Operation Transformation - staying well in mind & body, while apart
Johns Hopkins University - the original global tracker dashboard
Welcome to the IMTA!
Whether you are a newly qualified therapist or a seasoned professional the IMTA exists to represent you. We are a community of like-minded, caring practitioners intent on collaboration and providing support to therapists and assurance to the public they serve.
We aim to support therapists by providing members with:
A forum for communication
Group discounts for practitioner insurance
Collaboration with selected health insurance providers to provide clients with treatment rebates
An event calendar to keep you informed about work opportunities, charity and training events.
Through representation at national and international level regarding legislate directives
Setting out guidelines for training, health and safety, a code of ethics and standards of practice
Keeping up to date on GDPR and record keeping
Recommendations for Continued Professional Development
These elements of best practice serve to protect the industry, the individual and the public. By promoting a high standard in all areas of practice, we strive to insure the public is in receipt of safe and effective bodywork. We recognise and support our members in meeting the diverse needs of a public that is increasingly aware of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the role massage plays in promoting positive change.
As part of our on going work to serve our members, we are delighted to welcome you to the associations newly launched website. We look forward to your exploration, participation, interaction and of course feedback. This new platform has some wonderful functionality. We invite you to make full use of the facilities by contributing to group discussions, posting on and regularly checking the events calendar and commenting on blog posts.
Let us all show what can be achieved through support, education and positive representation within our industry!
President of the IMTA
Irish Massage Therapists Association
Phone: +353 86 377 3801
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