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The #AntiViral movement: Young people and COVID-19

The Government has teamed up with social media influencers to promote positive behaviour in young people during COVID-19

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Young people in Ireland are coming together to create the #AntiViral movement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Young people have often been blamed for COVID-19 case numbers, or used as an example of bad behaviour during the restrictions. The #AntiViral campaign wants to highlight the fact that most young people have made huge efforts to help prevent the spread of the virus, and to encourage everyone to live within the guidelines.

The #AntiViral movement

The aim of the #AntiViral movement is to recognise the efforts and sacrifices that young people have made during this pandemic, and to encourage them to continue following the measures, including:

  • Keeping your social distance from others
  • Avoiding crowded spaces
  • Wearing face coverings

The campaign is being promoted by social media influencers across Ireland, and they’re encouraging you to get involved too.

How to get involved in the #AntiViral movement

You can help to inspire others to live within the guidelines and show that it is possible to enjoy yourself while avoiding the spread of the virus. The movement is asking you to share what you do to live your best life within the guidelines on TikTok, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

This could be:

  • Playing games online with friends
  • Starting a YouTube channel
  • Heading out into nature for a hike or a swim
  • Going for a stroll with your dog
  • Anything else you've done during COVID-19 that makes you feel good

Post your picture or video along with '#AntiViral' and tag their account:

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Published Novem­ber 30th2020
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