The first thing to do is get out and do something to stop the infection, Dr Michael R. O’Sullivan said.
“It’s not something that you want to do in a rush.”
If you do get an infection, you should have a routine, but you should avoid going out alone and always keep your temperature under 20 degrees Celsius.
In the past, patients were taken to a private hospital, but that’s not possible this time.
The Irish public hospital said it had received several calls from people concerned about their temperatures.
The Royal Irish College of Surgeons said it was working with its national hospital authority and local health authorities to make sure that people with respiratory conditions were properly treated.
A person’s temperature should be checked at least once every two hours, and the person should also be checked weekly.
People with diabetes or who are overweight should avoid drinking alcohol or taking drugs and should stay in their homes.
There are no specific rules about what to do if you think you may have an arbovirus infection.
It’s important that you stay away from any people who may have symptoms.
“If you see someone, ask them if they have any symptoms, but don’t rush to call the ambulance,” Dr O’ Sullivan said.
If you or anyone you know has symptoms, call 111, and ask the emergency services if you or your family member is at risk.
“When you’re calling the emergency service, the first thing you should say is: ‘I’m not at risk, I’m OK, I just want to tell you what I have to do to protect myself and my family from the virus.'”