All interviews have been cancelled for the coming weeks (July) because of Covid 19. IPO will write to you to confirm this. Please make sure IPO has your correct address. IPO phone number is 01 6028000. or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you need assistance, please contact Orla or Karyn on 087-9818790 and 087-2385990 Clare Immigrant Support Centre.


Your cards should be renewed automatically by IPO and sent to your centre. If you have not received your new blue card 2 weeks after expiry, please contact the IPO at 01-6028000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


All medical cards that expired during Covid 19 have been extended for 6 months. You should receive a letter and new card if yours has expired, this may take a few weeks. You can use your expired medical card for any medical appointments you may have. If you need help contact Orla or Karyn on 087-9818790 and 087-2385990. Clare Immigrant Support Centre.


If you are getting the COVID 19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment you must contact the Department to confirm that you still qualify by Monday 13th of July 2020.


Over 20 doctors, and other healthcare professionals, from around the world, but living and working in Ireland, have voiced the video messages for this new Covid-19 World Service Initiative aimed at providing up-to-date and accurate public health information to migrants living in Ireland. 

This page will be updated regularly with new videos. 

The information videos are in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, English, Hindi, Kurdish, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Spanish, Urdu and Yoruba

Video 1:  General advice on how to prevent the contraction and spread of the virus.

Video 2: Information on self-isolation, what to do if you test positive for Covid 19 or are a contact of someone who has.

These video’s can be accessed at either of the following links, keep a watch on the page for further videos.




Phone companies have made consumer commitments in relation to Covid-19 – what do they mean for you?

During the Covid-19 pandemic many people have been using technology to stay in touch with friends and loved ones. For those who are using their phones more now for video calls and WhatsApp or for accessing the internet, Clare Covid-19 Response Team wants people to check they are on the appropriate plan with their provider to avoid high or unexpected bills.

11 May 2020 

Information on the HSE’s new campaign called HoldFirm, launching tomorrow (9th May 2020, just before 6pm) can be found here including details on how you and your organisation can help support the campaign and share the message. Campaign assets are also available here filed under HoldFirm assets’. 

Updated COVID-19 Resources 
The most up to date COVID-19 poster in English can be found here. 

Wellbeing ‘In This Together’ 
The campaign this week incorporates a Leaving Certificate wellbeing page.  We appreciate your continued support of this campaign under the #InThisTogether 

Other Resources/Campaigns: 
1. The Government’s roadmap for reopening society and business can be found here.

2. The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) urges anyone with signs and symptoms of cancer to telephone their GP in this new video available here.

3. The Irish Hospice Foundation Covid-19 Care & Inform Hub includes a range of information resources and videos focusing on the themes of grief, funerals in exceptional times, planning ahead and a suite of resources for healthcare professionals. It can be found here.

4. Cancer awareness campaign for anyone with potential signs and symptoms of cancer - The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) launched a campaign urging anyone with potential signs and symptoms of cancer to telephone their GP to check them out. The number of patients being referred to cancer diagnostic services has decreased since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic which is a cause of concern for the NCCP as it indicates that people with symptoms of cancer are delaying seeking medical advice. A video was developed urging people with signs and symptoms of cancer to telephone their GP and have them checked out. 

5. Men and COVID-19’ Webinar - an invitation - The Engage National Men’s Health Training Programme partners have invited Alan White, Emeritus Professor of Men’s Health at Leeds Beckett University, to present insights into ‘Men and experience of COVID-19’.   The presentation will include current evidence and a Q&A afterwards.  To book a place, send an email to Colin Fowler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Places are limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis. one hour online webinar will take place on Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 11.00am.  

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