In response to the Government’s formalised range of measures aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19, Westmeath County Council has announced that all libraries in the environs are now closed with public access to Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery and Abbey Road Studios not permissible until March 29.
Aside from the above, all Council public buildings remain open and local authority services are operating as normal.
The above information is subject to change as informed by ongoing Government and HSE advice.
In keeping with HSE advice regarding social distancing and reducing the spread of COVID-19, Westmeath County Council is asking the public to use, where possible, telephone, email and similar methods to transact your business with us.
The local authority will continue to put contingency measures in place to minimise the effect on essential services in the days and weeks ahead.
The management team of Westmeath County Council will continue to meet on a regular basis in relation to our response to COVID-19 as the situation evolves and will continue to keep the public updated through Westmeath County Council’s numerous communication channels and local media - Westmeath County Council website: https://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/; Westmeath County Council Twitter https://twitter.com/westmeathcoco; Westmeath County Council Facebook https://www.facebook.com/westmeathcoco/.
Westmeath County Council encourages the public to keep up to date with the latest advice and updates from the HSE in relation to COVID-19 and to follow all guidance issued by healthcare professionals, via the following communication channels - HSE: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/; Department of Health: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/.