Limerick City and County Council announces closure of public offices

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Limerick City and County Council is to close its public offices with effect from 5pm on Monday, 16 March 2020 as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The action has been taken in order to protect its staff and members of the public and will remain in effect until Monday 30 March 2020. This date may change depending on Government and Health expert advice.

Essential services will be maintained during this period.  Those wishing to contact the local authority are encouraged to email [email protected] or contact the Council online using the MyLimerick service on Limerick.ie or by phoning 061-556000.

Meetings can be arranged by appointment if necessary but only in exceptional circumstances.

The Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council is continuing to urge all citizens in Limerick to practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Social distancing means less contact between you and other people.

Social distancing aims, through a variety of means, to decrease or interrupt the spread of Covid-19. It does this by minimising contact between potentially infected individuals and healthy individuals.

Social distancing is keeping a 2m (6ft) space between you and other people. You should not shake hands or make close contact where possible.

These measures will lessen the number of locations where people can congregate and potentially spread the virus.

Dr Pat Daly, Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council said: “We are taking these measures as part of our response to this ongoing and ever-changing situation regarding Covid-19 for the health and safety of the people of Limerick and the staff of Limerick City and County Council.”

“While our public offices may be closed, our staff are continuing to provide essential services to the people of Limerick while others are successfully working remotely from home. We are open by appointment but I am encouraging people to use online methods of contacting us so we can all play our part in preventing the spread of this virus in Limerick.”