Council offices open but public urged not to go unless it is essential business

Mayo County Council chief executive Peter Hynes

Mayo County Council chief executive Peter Hynes

In the ongoing response to COVID-19, and following the Government directive and guidance from the HSE, Mayo County Council has taken a number of actions over recent days which affect delivery of some of their services.

These measures have included the closure of their library network, the closure of museums, art centres and leisure centres.

While their day-to-day services remain largely unaffected at this time, the local authority are encouraging the public, where possible, to do business with them over the phone or online

In the interest of public safety and adhering to HSE social-distancing guidelines they are asking people not to visit their public offices unless it is for essential business.

Should you need to visit in person, the council are operating drop-boxes in Arás an Chontae and offices in Ballina, Claremorris, Westport and Belmullet. A similar service will operate in our Motor Tax office in Castlebar.

A supply of envelopes for documents and forms will be available, and a member of staff will be on-hand to assist. All application forms submitted through the drop box system will be acknowledged and dealt with expeditiously.

In line with Government guidelines, the council are enabling as many of our Staff as feasible to work from home while ensuring a core presence in all public offices.

Chief Executive at Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes outlined: "In these unprecedented times, I would like to assure you that Mayo County Council will do our utmost to safeguard public health and safety while continuing to provide essential services and support to our communities. We will continue to work with the HSE, Gardai and other agencies in supporting and assisting their efforts in these difficult times.

"We will keep the public updated with latest updates. We would strongly encourage everyone to conscientiously follow the guidance issued by our health professionals in relation to COVID-19."


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