Coronavirus – Contact A Veteran Today

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COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is a new viral respiratory illness that can affect your lungs and airways.  Ireland’s first case of coronavirus was confirmed on 29 February, 2020.

The Government remains proactive in implementing measures to protect citizens by delaying the spread of COVID-19.  The Government’s Action Plan, released on 16 March is below.

Government Action Plan 16 Mar 20

GRO 4/2020 prescribes the provisions in relation to COVID-19 for the Defence Forces

Members of the Artillery Club are encouraged to implement GRO 4/2020, keep informed of developments regarding COVID-19 by means of official websites and credible social media platforms, and maintain active communications with retired personnel of the Artillery School, 1 Artillery Regiment and 2 Artillery Regiment.

In particular, the Committee urges all Artillery Club members to muster appropriate support, and where necessary coordinate medical intervention, for vulnerable or isolated Defence Forces veterans, and spouses of deceased personnel, residing in their community.

In the prevailing environment, the Artillery Club salutes the Defence Forces whose primary focus, in the near to medium term, is supporting the Government and the Health Service Executive by means of providing capabilities in areas such as planning, tracing, testing and driving.

On 12 March, in line with Government advice,  the Club’s membership was advised of the Committee’s decision to cancel the following Field Trips:

  • 23 April.  The Ordnance School and the National Stud; and
  • 28/29 May.  Fort Shannon, Fort Shannon, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Bunratty, Árd na Crusha and King John’s Castle.

Government Response

To read The National Address delivered by An Taoiseach, click on the link below

National Address by the Taoiseach 17 Mar 20

For detailed information on the Government’s response to COVID-19, go to:

Health Service Executive Information

The HSE’s website provides information such as: symptoms, protecting yourself and others, self-isolation and social interaction. Go to:

HSE Hotline: 1850 241 850

HSE’s COVID-19 Poster: Go to

COVID – 19 Public Health Advicel.

Citizens Information

Information is also available on the Citizens Information Website, go to:

 Stay Safe – Protect Yourself and Others – Contact a Veteran Today

Once A Gunner Always A Gunner

The Artillery Club

17 March 2020

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