Keep these in mind.
As the country adapts to the new measures rolled out in the containment stage of Covid-19 management, Cork City Council has announced a number of changes and closures for the coming weeks.
A COVID-19 response team, formed at a senior level in Cork City Council, has been meeting around coronavirus preparedness for nearly three weeks, holding daily meetings. Cork City Council’s Business Continuity Plan was signed off at this morning’s meeting.
“Cork City Council public offices remain open but access to the complex is limited to the Anglesea Street entrance of the New Civic Offices. Distancing protocol is being observed.” reads a statement issued this afternoon.
“The following buildings closed to the public yesterday until March 30th:
- All branches of Cork City Council Libraries;
- Cork City and County Archives;
- Cork Public Museum at Fitzgerald’s Park;
- St Peter’s on North Main Street;
- Elizabeth Fort
Members of the public are requested where possible to contact our Customer Service Unit by phone at 021 492 4000, via email or via our customer service request forms on our website.”
- Monday’s Strategic Policy Committee meetings are deferred;
- Local Area Committee meetings are to be held on Monday, March 16th at 5.30 pm (venues to be confirmed).
To comply with guidelines regarding infection control these meetings may be held in the Millennium Hall or another suitable venue.
Decade of Centenaries events
The following events have been deferred:
- St Patrick’s Day ceremony at St Finbarre’s Cathedral and the North Cathedral;
- St Patrick’s Day Parade;
- UCC’s dramatization of the inquest into the death of the former Lord Mayor, Tomás Mac Curtain;
- Tomás MacCurtáin Commemorative Concert – Concert Hall, City Hall.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. John Sheehan said, “I want to pay tribute to everyone that was involved in the hard work and preparation that went into organising the events that have now been cancelled or deferred.
“Each and every one of us has a role to play during this time, both in term of our hand hygiene and preventative measures such as distancing. I would encourage everybody to follow the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team. It’s also important that we look out for each other during this time, especially vulnerable members of our community such as the elderly.”