At the COVID-19 press conference last weekend, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris, and Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan, outlined new public health restrictions.
From a Local Link Mayo transport perspective, they recommend the public should not use public transport unless absolutely necessary. Local link Mayo services will continue to enable people to access essential services and will ensure social distancing and vehicle hygiene.
Local Link Mayo is working with Mayo County Council, An Garda Síochána and community and volunteer groups to ensure that vulnerable members of the community can avail of trusted and coordinated support services over the coming weeks and months, providing additional trips where possible for essential travel to purchase provisions and making contact with passengers who are not travelling but may require assistance.
Local Link Mayo is offering a collect and deliver service, where possible, from pharmacies and local shops for passengers, delivering critical medical supplies to the elderly, the vulnerable and sick within rural areas.
The areas covered include Blacksod, Belmullet, Rossport, Geesala, Ballycroy, Bangor Erris, Achill, Mulranny, Kilmeena, Islandeady, Glenisland, Newport, Westport, Louisbugh, Knockmore, Lahardane, Crossmolina, Ballycastle, Kilalla, Lacken, Ballina, Attymass, Foxford, Swinford, Killasser, Cross, Kilmaine, Ballinrobe, Ballyglass, Ballintubber, Ballyhaunis, Claremorris, Knock. The service may be in a position to include other areas depending on demand.
The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in Ireland, and Local Link Mayo is aware that this uncertain period is concerning to many throughout the county. Local Link Mayo is following all guidelines issued by the NTA and continues to follow all public health guidelines issued by the Chief Medical Officer and the HSE.
If you are in need of support, contact Local Link Mayo on 094 900 5150/086 029 3728 or email [email protected] between 9am and 5pm.