December 14th - St.Michael's House and the CornaVirus/Covid-19

Issued 14 December 2020

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St. Michael's House #Covid-19 update - December 14th

St. Michael' House are working with the HSE and Public Health Services during this Covid-19 Pandemic.

We wish to keep you updated .  Please share this information with anyone linked to our services.

Families are working with the staff teams at a local level but if there are any additional questions -

St.Michael's House:

  • are working with HSE on keeping essential Day Services open in Level 3
  • have given detailed guidance on Christmas visits to and from  to St.Michael's House Residential Units for Christmas 2020.
  • Speech and Language Department have produced an Easy to Read Guide on "Safe Visiting" within St. Michael's House
  • have published Headlines - Easy to Read Guide for our services
  • majority 2020 school leavers have commenced their placements and plans are in place for the remainder to start in the New Year
  • have produced our December E-zine with Organisation updates
  • have issued  End of Year Messages from Children , Young Persons and Adult Service Directorates
  • have issued new E-learning courses for staff on Covid-19 safety measures and procedures
  • have issued all staff with access to Flu Vaccine information
  • raised and distributed €21,000 through the Devices project to purchase devices for Service users to increase personal connections and digital services where possible.
  • have introduced Browsealoud to our external website ( for audio and visual improvements for people with disabilities to access our website more during Covid-19
  • have completed significant work on ICT infrastructure to prepare for transitioning of digital services and systems for 2021
  • celebrated International Persons with Disability Day 2020 by showcasing activities  and projects throughout our services
  • celebrated Christmas matinee sponsored  by Fujitsu on our Digital Activity Hub with  over 46  service users live online
  • celebrated Christmas with our   Santa Children video by the CYP teams. A Must watch !

Families are working with the staff teams at a local level but if there are any additional questions -