Arranmore Island COVID-19 Information
Information and contacts on the current Coronavirus pandemic for island residents.
Please heed the latest public health advice available from the reputable links below and refrain from inadvertently spreading misinformation online and via social media.If you believe you have symptoms or have come into contact with an infected person please follow official guidelines on self-isolating:
Patient information sheet for home isolation_v1.0.pdf
HSE Advice on Self Isolation
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a virus.
The virus is spread on droplets from infected people via the air or from surfaces which have been in contact with infected persons.
Coronavirus is spread easily and multiplies at an exponential rate if not contained.
Ireland, 13 March 2020 has 70 cases.
- 20 March 700 cases - Actual Confirmed: 683
- 27 March 7,000 cases Actual Confirmed: 2,121
- 3 April 70,000 cases Actual Confirmed: 4,273 (120 deaths)
- 10 April 700,000 cases Actual Confirmed: 7,054 (288 deaths)
- 28 June Actual Confirmed 25,414 (1,734 deaths)
- 24 October Actual Confirmed 55,261 (1,878 deaths)
Visit the Health Service Executive Coronavirus page:
Visit the World Health Organisation Coronavirus page:
Visit the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Check back regularly for the latest advice.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.
Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing.
Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. Source: World Health Organisation
Persons who suspect that they have symptoms should in the first instance telephone Arranmore Health Surgery on 07495 20535 where they will be assessed over the phone.
COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Management of mildly symptomatic patients v2.0.pdf
COVID-19 Phone Risk Assessment
Arranmore Health Centre Christmas Schedule
Health services will continue as normal at Arranmore Health Centre Monday to Friday.
ALL patients are asked to make contact with the surgery by telephone on 07495 20535 BEFORE attending either the doctor or the nurse.
For the collection of prescriptions please telephone the surgery in advance on 07495 20535 and arrangements will be made for collection.
1585835708100_Delivery of Medication.pdf
HSE Home delivery of medicines by volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic
HSE Emergency care sub-group – Islands.pdf
HSE Emergency Care Subgroup - Islands Strategy
The Arranmore Island Community are asking for increased vigilance from all of the community over the coming days and weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.We ask that people who have travelled from areas with widespread community transmission of the coronavirus, such as the UK, US, Italy, Spain and Northern Ireland, are particularly careful so as not to inadvertently spread the virus to others.Anyone who has recently travelled from these areas, or were in recent contact with people who travelled, should take the following precautions in line with 14 day self-quarantine advice from the HSE:
- 1.Stay at home, in a room with the window open.
- 2.Keep away from others in your home as much as you can.
- 4.Use your own towel - do not share a towel with others.
- 5.Clean your room every day with a household cleaner or disinfectant.
- 6.It’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food or supplies. Make sure you’re not in the same room as them, when they do.
- 7.If you can, use a toilet and bathroom that no one else in the house uses.
- 8.If you have to share a bathroom with others, use the bathroom last and then clean it thoroughly.
- 1.Do not share your things.
- 2.Do not invite visitors to your home.
- 3.Do not go shopping - where possible, order your groceries online or have some family or friends drop them off. Keep yourself mobile by getting up and moving around as much as possible. If you have a garden, backyard go out and get some fresh air, but keep more than 2 metres away from other people. More info at:
COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.
This new payment will be available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost employment due to a downturn in economic activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gairmscoil Notice 8th April 2020
In the interest of staff and the wider community, Comharchumann Offices & Store are NOT open to the public but we are facilitating the collection & delivery of fuels etc.
Purchase of goods/fuel on Thursday 19 March, from 9:30 am - 12:30pm.
To collect goods on Thursday, please telephone in advance with your order and payment details. Your goods will be available at the store for collection.
For those who cannot collect goods, but wish to order goods for delivery on Friday - our normal delivery day- please telephone with your order and payment details.
Síopa Phil Bán Notice 1 April 2020
Neily's Shop STOP Notice
Arranmore Red Ferry are currently organising a free delivery service for elderly or at-risk islanders. Call 07495 42233 to arrange for collection and delivery of groceries.
COVID-19_Guidance for ferries to offshore islands_V1_20Mar2020.pdf
COVID-19 Island Ferry Advice
Island ferries are operating on reduced schedules with social distancing and other measures in place. See document above.
For Enquiries: Arranmore Red Ferry 07495 42233
Arranmore Blue Ferry 087 3171810
Supervalu Dungloe continue to have their weekly delivery service on Wednesdays. Call 07495 21006 or email [email protected] to place your order. Supervalu deliver your groceries to the door (delivery on Wednesdays).
SuperValu Notice 10 April
Colm Harold Fruit & Veg: 086 3071491 Colm delivers to the island on Friday. He will deliver to your door if you want to text or call him with a list of what you need. You can also ask him to call and leave a bag and handwritten note outside your door.
Charlie Mace: 086 8039145 You can phone Charlie Mace with your list and he will deliver your gorceries to the door (delivery on Thursday). You can pay over the phone or with cash on delivery. Boyles Butcher: 087 7447999 (Delivers Friday)
MODAM the island's shared workspace has restricted opening to existing clients only.
There is currently NO entry to MODAM.
For enquiries please use the contact form at the link below. MODAM is not currently taking new bookings until further notice.
Arranmore Day Centre has closed in line with advice from the HSE.
For queries please contact the day centre on 07495 20136.
Telephone 07495 20501 for enquiries.
All masses with a congregation have been cancelled until further notice.
Fr. John will celebrate mass at 12pm daily and the rosary at 9pm and has asked that the community join him from their homes.
Fr John can be reached at 07495 20504.
June Bank Holiday Competition Cancellation
The island mini lotto has been suspended until further notice.
The club can be contacted via their Facebook page at
Donegal Library Service Notice
DCC COVID-19 Bins Advice
Neily's Bar has closed until further notice. For enquiries call Call 0749520509.
Killeen's has closed until further notice. For enquiries call Call 074 9520918.
Call 087 4527265 for enquiries.
Arranmore Hostel is closed until further notice.
For enquiries call 087 8054246.
Arranmore Island Pods are closed until further notice.
For enquiries call +44 7711 785750
**Burtonport Community Garda Message**
Whilst An Garda Siochana is open for business we want to restrict non necessary movement of people to stations for run of mill procedures. If anyone has any forms they need you can contact me via Facebook or email [email protected] and I will scan and email a copy of the required form to you, anything that needs to be signed and stamped urgently again contact me the same way and we will make safe arrangements to get you sorted. With new rostering arrangements and priorities now in place things have changed significantly however we will still be able to sort out the basics in the coming weeks, most of all stay home and stay safe when you can.
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