The Senior Management Team of Kerry County Council met this morning (Tuesday) to consider the announcement by Government that Kerry is to move to Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions.

Kerry County Council is appealing to everyone in Kerry to adhere closely to the latest public health advice, to familiarise themselves with the new restrictions, and to redouble efforts to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.   The new restrictions come into effect at midnight tonight.

 

As of close of business this evening (Tuesday), and in line with the measures outlined in the Government’s framework, the following will come into effect:  

* Kerry County Museum at the Ashe Memorial Hall, Blennerville Windmill, and the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre will be closed to the public.

* Libraries have reverted to e-services and a ‘click and collect’ service. For more information, see www.kerrylibrary.ie

* Playgrounds will remain open but parents and guardians are asked to use hand sanitiser and to ensure that children observe social distancing

* The Council’s public offices remain open but where possible, members of the public should continue to communicate with the Council by phone and email in the first instance.  

The Kerry Community Response Forum FREEPHONE helpline remains open to provide advice to anyone with queries or concerns or to assist with the delivery of essential items to vulnerable households. The service is available from 9am to 5pm seven days per week on 1800 807 009. You can also text SUPPORT followed by your name to 50555.