Information For Patients

April 2020 – Covid-19 Updates

29th April 2020

Vaccines during COVID-19 Pandemic

The HSE is reminding parents to continue to get their babies vaccinated on time during the Covid-19 pandemic as vaccine preventable diseases (such as measles, mumps, polio, whooping cough) continue to be reported, according to the Director of the HSE National Immunisation Office, Dr Lucy Jessop.


28th April 2020

COVID-19 Testing Changes from the HSE

Phone the surgery on 046 9430098 to be assessed for a coronavirus test if you are in a high risk group and in one of these situations:


You suddenly experience one of these symptoms and there is no other obvious cause:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath


You have been in close contact with someone you think or know has coronavirus in the last 14 days and suddenly experience one of these symptoms:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • blocked nose or sinus
  • stuffed or runny nose
  • sore throat
  • wheezing

You should self-isolate if either of these situations apply to you.

GP assessment

Your GP assessment and test is free of charge.

Please Phone the Surgery (046 9430098),  Do not attend the surgery. We will assess you over the phone.

Do not ring GP out-of-hours services. They cannot arrange testing.

26th April 2020

Shopping advice during COVID-19

General public health advice video from the HSE if you have to go shopping during COVID-19.

23rd April 2020

Minding your long term health condition

Minding your long term health condition during COVID19. People with long-term health conditions may be more at risk of serious illness if they get coronavirus. Take extra care to protect yourself. Click on link beneath to download further information from the HSE.


21st April 2020

HSE – Medical Card Renewals

Please read the full notice from the HSE here: Renew your medical card

20th April 2020

HSE Physiotherapist Exercise Guide


The HSE have published this really useful four page daily exercise guide for you to do during Covid-19 Cocooning Phase.

Click on image or beneath to download the guide.


16th April 2020

Due to COVID-19 we are accepting New Patients who do not have a G.P.

Athboy Family Practice New Patients

We are opening the practice to new patients without a G.P. living in Athboy and surrounding areas with immediate effect due to COVID-19


15th April 2020

Important Message for our Patients

Shop Apart Advice from HSE

14th April 2020

Important Message for our Patients

10th April 2020

Covid-19 ‘FLatten The Curve’

Social distancing video from Ohio Department of Health, USA.

9th April 2020

Covid-19 dictionary for kids (or anyone who needs a primer)

There are a lot of terms floating about in relation to Covid-19, the coronavirus that has been in the news since the beginning of 2020. RTE have published a useful dictionary for children or anyone that needs a primer.

Read here >> Covid-19 dictionary for kids

6th April 2020

Supporting Parents and Families through the Days and Weeks Ahead

The Genesis Programme have published a very useful guide for parents, guardians and families.
‘Supporting Parents and Families through the Days and Week’s Ahead’ is full of useful tips, strategies, ideas and links to support parents and in turn to help them support their children at this time. Click Supporting Parents and Families through the Days and Weeks Ahead or on image above to download.

2nd April 2020

Advice from Meath County Council

Meath County Council OVID-19 Advice

1st April 2020

At-risk groups and cocooning

There are some groups of people who may be more at risk of serious illness if they catch coronavirus. But it is not thought that these groups have a higher risk of catching coronavirus. This is similar to other infections such as flu.

At-risk groups

You are more at risk of serious illness if you catch coronavirus and you:

  • are 60 years of age and over – people over 70 are particularly vulnerable
  • have a long-term medical condition – for example, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer, cerebrovascular disease, renal disease, liver disease or
  • high blood pressure
  • have a weak immune system (immunosuppressed)
  • have a medical condition that can affect your breathing
  • are a resident of a nursing home or other residential care setting
  • are in specialist disability care and are over 50 years of age or have an underlying health problem

Extra care for people in at-risk groups

The advice now is for everyone to follow the stay at home advice.

Ask others to shop for you. They can leave supplies at your door. You do not need to self-isolate unless you have symptoms of coronavirus.

Phone the surgery if you have any symptoms of coronavirus on 046 943-0098.

Continue to attend for any planned treatment, unless you have been told not to. If you have been in close contact with someone with coronavirus, phone the hospital before your appointment.

Hospital service disruptions and visiting restrictions (COVID-19)

If you have coronavirus, continue to take any medication you were already taking, unless you are told not to by a healthcare professional. This includes anti-inflammatories (NSAID) such as ibuprofen, naproxen or diclofenac.

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