Chief Executive of Cavan County Council Tommy Ryan

Cavan County Council "on hand providing essential services"

Cavan County Council have issued a statement informing the public of limitations on the services available as a result of the Government's Level Five restrictions. The local authority will provide some services online, with many programmes continuing as normal.

In line with Government advice and in the interests of public safety, all council offices, library branches, and theatres will be closed to the public for the duration of the Level 5 restrictions.

The council say that necessary meetings may be arranged by appointment only. Cavan County Council will continue to provide essential services to the public during this time.

Public parks and playgrounds will remain open in accordance with advice, and the public are asked to adhere to the 5km restriction and social distancing guidelines while availing of these facilities.

Cavan County Library Service has a wide range of online facilities available at cavanlibrary.ie and will continue to operate a book delivery service to vulnerable citizens through the ‘Community Call’ helpline.

Day-to-day business – including payments, queries, and booking of necessary appointments – may be conducted via phone or email at 049 437 8300 or info@cavancoco.ie. The council’s out-of-hours emergency number is 087 611 8116.

Motor tax can be renewed online at motortax.ie. Queries in relation to water supply can be directed to Irish Water on 1850 278 278.

The ‘Community Call’ Helpline is available for older or medically vulnerable individuals in need of help with essentials such as food, prescriptions, medical transport etc. Call freephone 1800 300 404 or email covidsupport@cavancoco.ie. Lines are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Chief Executive of Cavan County Council, Tommy Ryan, said many of the local authority's services will continue: “I would like to assure the public that throughout the Level 5 restrictions, Cavan County Council will be on hand providing essential services, as we have throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Our roads programme, and outdoor maintenance will continue, while our dedicated staff are available by phone or email, and appointments can be made for in-person meetings where necessary.”

Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Cllr Sarah O’Reilly, added: “I want to thank the people of Cavan for their continued co-operation as we seek to suppress the virus in our community. Working together, we can protect the most vulnerable in our society and emerge from this crisis as a tighter-knit community, having played out part to stay apart.”

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