Kerry County Council Update on Level 3 as Gardaí go Back on the Roads

The Gateway to and from Kerry: Donegal and Dublin registered vehicles pictured during the renewed Garda checkpoint at the Mick Galwey / Dooneen Roundabout outside Castleisland today. ©Photograph: John Reidy
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The senior management team of Kerry County Council met on Tuesday to consider the announcement by Government of Kerry’s move to Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions, – according to a memo from Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald.

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald with a memo on the Kerry County Council updates on the latest round of Covid-19 restrictions.

Gardaí Out in Rough Weather

Meanwhile, members of An Garda Síochána are out in inclement weather conditions today in a government led attempt to curtail travel between counties.

At the Mick Galwey Roundabout outside Castleisland just after lunch-time, vehicles with registration plates from many counties including Donegal and Dublin passed through the checkpoints after the obligatory cúpla focal with the officers.

Traffic is heavier now that it was when the original Covid-19 restrictions kicked in spring and the weather is also quite the opposite to the very agreeable conditions back then.

Kerry County Council Appeal

Kerry County Council is appealing to everyone in the county to adhere closely to the latest public health advice, to familiarise themselves with the new restrictions and to redouble efforts to limit the spread of the corona-virus.

The new restrictions came into effect at midnight last night.

As of close of business on Tuesday night and in line with the measures outlined in the Government’s framework, the following will come into effect:

Tourism Visitor Centres Closed

Kerry County Museum and all tourism visitor centres will close.

Libraries have reverted to e-services and a ‘click and collect’ service. For more, see information below.

Playgrounds will remain open but parents and guardians are asked to use hand sanitiser and to ensure that children observe social distancing.

Phone and Email Communications Urged

The council’s public offices remain open but, where possible, members of the public should continue to communicate with the council by phone and email in the first instance.

The Kerry Community Response Forum FREEPHONE helpline remains open to provide advice to anyone with queries or concerns or to assist with the delivery of essential items to vulnerable households.

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