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Coronavirus COVID-19 Statement 28th March

Saturday 28 March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Statement 28th March

Including a list of Critical Essential Services

Update 28th March

Following the announcement of An Taoiseach yesterday evening (27th March) of measures to further combat COVID-19, Wicklow County Council wishes to advise members of the public that the Wicklow County Council Offices, County Buildings, Wicklow, are closed to the public as are the Municipal District Offices in Bray, Arklow, Greystones, Wicklow Town and Blessington until further notice.

The Council’s Crisis Management Team met this morning (Saturday, March 28th) to consider and review Business Continuity measures to ensure that key essential services continue to be delivered. 

While the offices are closed Council staff are available to deal with queries relating to essential services and members of the public are encouraged to make contact by phone and email. 

The motor taxation office and cash office are closed to the public however payments can be made electronically or by phone and motor tax can be renewed online or submitted by post. 

The planning counter is also closed however applicants can submit applications by post and make contact by telephone on 0404 20100 or

email corporate@wicklowcoco.ie.Wicklow County Council regrets the inconvenience this may cause and encourages members of the public to adhere to the recently announced measures to combat the spread of the virus and to stay safe. 

Wicklow County Council business continuity plans are focused on the following list of services. It is intended that services to be continued in full are highlighted in yellow, while those that may require operation on a reduced, emergency or call-out basis are highlighted in brown.

Picture of essential services

Picture of essential services

Picture of essential services

Picture of essential services

Picture of essential services

Picture of essential services

The full list is available on www.gov.ie

The Council is asking the general public to follow the Department of Health’s advice and keep themselves informed.  Details of these updated measures can be found at: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ea1c30-updated-measures-in-response-to-covid-19-coronavirus/  

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