Council Closes Public Car Parks at Beaches For Easter

Inch Beach – one of Kerry’s most popular – in a scene very familiar to us all  – but not this year.  ©Photograph: John Reidy

Following consultation with An Garda Síochána, and in the interests of limiting the spread of the coronavirus, Kerry County Council will close all public car parks at beaches around the county for the Easter weekend.

Public Health Advice

The decision follows the issuing of clear national public health advice that members of the public should not visit or congregate in public places such as beaches, apart from individuals or households which are resident within two kilometres of a beach.

Liaising with An Garda Síochána

Council personnel will be present at the car parks to monitor the closures over the weekend and will liaise with An Garda Síochána to ensure compliance.

Do Not Travel or Congregate

“The clear advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team is that members of the public should not travel to or congregate anywhere which poses a risk to public health,” said Moira Murrell, Chief Executive of Kerry County Council.

“This decision is to ensure that people do not breach the current guidelines and to ensure that the sustained effort to flatten the curve continues,” she concluded