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dc.identifier.citationHealth Protection Surveillance Centre, 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for Travellers : V1, 17/07/2020', [other], Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 2020-07-20en
dc.descriptionThe total number of Travellers in Ireland is estimated at over 30,000 (<1% population). Travellers in Ireland are particularly disadvantaged in terms of health status and access to health services, with poor baseline health and disproportionate burden of chronic health conditions compared to the majority population. The particular influence of social determinants of health (SDH) on the poor health of Travellers is reflected in their living conditions. Travellers live in standard housing and Traveller-specific Group Housing Schemes and Halting sites, but many Travellers live in substandard accommodation with inadequate or minimum services, or live in overcrowded conditions, doubling up on sites. Others live on the roadside with minimum services. This creates challenges for the basic public health preventative measures for COVID-19 such as hand-washing (due to lack of access to safe clean hot running water), physical distancing (due to overcrowding), and cocooning (due to shared/communal facilities); and for managing symptoms and self-isolating if they become unwell. As well as being particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because of their living conditions, Travellers are also more vulnerable to the health impact of COVID-19 if they catch it, because of their poor baseline health.en
dc.publisherHealth Protection Surveillance Centreen
dc.subjectVulnerable groups guidanceen
dc.subjectTraveller communityen
dc.titleCoronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for Travellers : V1, 17/07/2020en
dc.contributor.corporatenameHealth Protection Surveillance Centreen
dc.description.versionVersion 1en
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